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France

  • Bastien Irondelle
  • Olivier Schmitt
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Part of the Schriftenreihe des Zentrums für Militärgeschichte und Sozialwissenschaften der Bundeswehr book series (SZMSB, volume 13)

Abstract

France’s strategic and security culture is often viewed with suspicion by its partners, who are baffled by French policy-makers’ inflammatory rhetoric. La Grande Nation can alternatively be seen as pro-active or irritating, committed or arrogant, and very often unpredictable. Some see France as the quintessential Westphalian state, fighting hard to preserve and defend its interests, and more than often punching above its weight in the international system. Others emphasize its passionate discourses about human rights and alleged commitment to multilateralism.

Keywords

Foreign Policy Security Council Crisis Management Military Force European Security 
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  1. 1.ParisFrance

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