European Defence-Lite: Why European Defence is Less about Defence and More About Politics

Lindley-French, Julian (2003) European Defence-Lite: Why European Defence is Less about Defence and More About Politics. 5 p.. (Submitted)

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Abstract

European defence should be understood, also, as a pawn in the game between the major EU partners to secure a leading place in the Union’s power hierarchy. One of the primary reasons for the split between Europeans over the war in Iraq was the major European players’ need to maximise their influence in the new Europe. The debate brought to the fore the fact that Spain has emerged as a coherent force that could prevent a tri-rectoire of the big three from determining the EU’s strategic direction. Furthermore, EU enlargement should ensure that closeness to the US remains a pre-requisite of effective security and defence.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Estudio disponible sólo en inglés.
Uncontrolled Keywords: Seguridad y Defensa
Subjects: INTERNATIONAL COOPERATION > INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS > DEFENCE POLICY.
INTERNATIONAL COOPERATION > COUNTRIES AND REGIONS > SPAIN
INTERNATIONAL COOPERATION > COUNTRIES AND REGIONS > EUROPE
Divisions: Real Instituto Elcano, RIE
Depositing User: Jorge Horcas Pulido
Date Deposited: 21 Dec 2011 19:31
Last Modified: 21 Dec 2011 19:31
URI: http://biblioteca.ribei.org/id/eprint/413

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