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What Is a Strategy?

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This chapter distils the “what”: what were the main messages of the 2003 ESS and how do these relate to the key points of the 2016 EUGS ? It dissects the EUGS analysing not simply the content, its meaning and implications for the EU, but perhaps more importantly the debates underpinning each choice made in the Strategy itself, be these between the Member States, between and within EU institutions, or amongst the European foreign policy community as a whole.


  • NATONorth Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO)
  • Asian Infrastructure And Investment Bank (AIIB)
  • Cooperative Regional Orders
  • Western BalkansBalkans
  • enlargementEnlargement

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Tocci, N. (2017). What Is a Strategy?. In: Framing the EU Global Strategy. Palgrave Studies in European Union Politics. Palgrave Macmillan, Cham.

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