Strategic Culture in Post-War Europe
This paper elaborates on the concept of strategic culture and illustrates its influence based on the examples of the UK, Germany and France. The paper introduces the concept of strategic culture, its formulation and influence on the decisionmaking process. The author bases his arguments on the works of Charles A Kupchan and Thomas Berger. Through case studies of the three countries, the author explores their strategic culture during the Cold War era and beyond with a focus on the second Iraq War.
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