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A strategy for the European Union in the post-cold war international system: a third-party

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In this first paper of the Grand Strategy Project series, French expert Frédéric Ramel describes the EU as being a third party more than a strategic actor. In a world that is unstable due to its oligopolar structure and its heterogeneous nature, he argues, the EU needs a “complete strategy” in order to (1) Reconcile maximum variety and diversity with maximum unity and integration; (2) set up coordination with other actors; and (3) develop strategic agility and strategic expectancy.
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