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Keeping a Low Profile: Greek Strategic Culture and International Military Operations

  • Stamatia Boskou
  • Kjell Engelbrekt
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Abstract

The fourth chapter examines Greek strategic culture and decisions to participate in all four of the operations discussed in the book. The analysis clearly shows that Greek strategic culture builds on the perception that territorial defence must be given primacy and that the will to participate in international military operations is low among the public as well as in government. However, out of the need to display solidarity with NATO and EU allies, Greece has nonetheless participated in a facilitatory capacity in all four operations studied. The Greek decision-making process is closely associated with the office of the prime minister and no important role is played by parliament or senior commanders of the armed forces.

Keywords

Prime Minister Foreign Affair National Defence Defence Policy Security Council Resolution 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Stamatia Boskou
    • 1
  • Kjell Engelbrekt
    • 2
  1. 1.SerresGreece
  2. 2.StockholmSweden

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