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July 2007

Sarkozy to set New Course for French Foreign Policy

This paper describes how French President Nicolas Sarkozy is expected to introduce a fresh dynamism into and set a new course for French foreign policy. The author explains that at the European level, France will likely seek to strengthen the EU’s ability to act, in an effort that may also include more supranational elements. In his relationship with the US, Sarkozy should be in favor of renouncing traditional Gaullism and establishing a Franco-American partnership. The paper concludes that the transition in Paris should create an opportunity to intensify European and trans-Atlantic cooperation and to revitalize the West.

© 2007 Center for Security Studies (CSS), ETH Zurich

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Author:

Dirk Leuffen, Daniel Möckli

Editor:

Daniel Möckli

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Volume:

2

Issue:

17

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