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François Hollande’s policy on Syria offers a perfect example of how not to conduct international politics

Gaffney, John (2013) François Hollande’s policy on Syria offers a perfect example of how not to conduct international politics. LSE European Politics and Policy (EUROPP) Blog (09 Sep 2013). Blog Entry.

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Abstract

While the British parliament has effectively ruled out UK intervention in the Syrian conflict, French President François Hollande has been adamant that France will take part in any US-led military strikes against the country. John Gaffney writes that in contrast to the UK and the United States, who have sought parliamentary and congressional approval for their policy on Syria, Hollande has attempted to act unilaterally. He argues that the extent to which France now has to wait on the US before acting, and the growing pressure on Hollande to seek approval from the French parliament, have placed the President in an extremely weak position.

Item Type: Online resource (Blog Entry)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/europpblog/
Additional Information: © 2013 The Author(s); Online
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe)
J Political Science > JZ International relations
Sets: Collections > LSE European Politics and Policy (EUROPP) Blog
Date Deposited: 04 Apr 2017 14:15
Last Modified: 15 Aug 2019 23:20
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/72418

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