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France : Factors Shaping Foreign Policy, And Issues in U. S. -French Relations

By Gallis, Paul E.

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Title: France : Factors Shaping Foreign Policy, And Issues in U. S. -French Relations  
Author: Gallis, Paul E.
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Language: English
Subject: Government publications, Legislation., Government Printing Office (U.S.)
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Summary: The factors that shape French foreign policy have changed since the end of the Cold War. The perspectives of France and the United States have diverged in some cases. More core interests remain similar. Both countries’ governments have embraced the opportunity to build stability in Europe through an expanded European Union and NATO. Each has recognized that terrorism and the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction are the most important threats to their security today. Several factors shape French foreign policy. France has a self-identity that calls for efforts to spread French values and views, many rooted in democracy and human rights. France prefers to engage international issues in a multilateral framework, above all through the European Union. European efforts to...

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Contents Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 Factors Shaping French Policy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 A Global Perspective . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 The European Union . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 Multilateralism . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 The Use of Force and the United Nations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 “Multipolarity” . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 Religion and the State: “Le Foulard” . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 Anti-Semitism in France . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 Issues in U.S.-French Relations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 European Security and Defense Policy (ESDP) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 NATO . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 Terrorism . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 Middle East Peace . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17 The Road Map . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 Iraq . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 Controversy over the Oil-for-Food Program . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 The Iraq War of 2003 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21 Trade . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24 Agriculture . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25 Government Intervention in Corporate Activity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25 Foreign Policy Discord . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26 Assessment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27

 

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