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The Ambiguous Ambition. The Development of the EU Security Architecture

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The few years since its inception following the 1998 Franco-British Saint-Mâlo Summit, the European Security and Defence Policy (ESDP), the military arm of the EU, has progressed enormously, certainly when compared with the preceding 50 years. A whole new politico-military dimension has been added to the EU.

Paper presented at the colloquium The EC/EU: A World Security Actor? An Assessment after 50 Years of the External Actions of the EC/EU, Paris, EU Institute for Security Studies, 15 Sept. 2006.
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