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Hollande is facing a difficult balancing act over the French policy on military action against IS

Utley, Rachel (2014) Hollande is facing a difficult balancing act over the French policy on military action against IS. LSE European Politics and Policy (EUROPP) Blog (16 Oct 2014). Blog Entry.

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Abstract

France has participated in airstrikes against Islamic state forces in Iraq, but has so far stopped short of involvement in Syria. Rachel Utley writes on the competing motivations underpinning the French policy on the conflict. She notes that the threat of terrorism has been a key driver of French involvement, which was underlined by the murder of French hostage Hervé Gourdel in Algeria. However the staunch opposition of the French government to the Assad regime in Syria, combined with the threat of domestic terrorism within France itself, have resulted in a difficult balance having to be struck by François Hollande over the issue.

Item Type: Online resource (Blog Entry)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/
Additional Information: © 2014 The Author(s); Online
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe)
Sets: Collections > LSE European Politics and Policy (EUROPP) Blog
Date Deposited: 30 Mar 2017 11:32
Last Modified: 20 Feb 2019 15:19
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/71695

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