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The strategic union: rising to the multipolar challenge

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It’s all very well saying the EU’s great strength lies in its capacity to speak with one voice on international affairs, argue Thomas Renard and Sven Biscop, but to what end? Its voice will only count if used strategically and in occasional harmony with other international actors. The two authors set out criteria to make European unity really count.

in Roderick Parkes and Almut Möller (eds), What the EU did next: Short essays for a longer life, pp. 11-14.
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