British security policy

Abstract

Faced with a new global security environment and tensions provoked by the American foreign policy, Great-Britain is rethinking its security policy so as to ensure adequacy of its objectives with its means. Too powerful to disengage from the world and too weak to be unilateralist, centered on Europe and open to the world, relying on international institutions (NATO, EU, UN) while keeping a margin for maneuver, using civil as well as military instruments, Great Britain has to adapt to today’s challenges. Elaborating this new security strategy appears to be a positive development for Europe which, thanks to British action and in partnership with France, finds its place between the positions of counterweight or subordinate of the United States.

AFRI 2007 Summary

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