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EU Global Strategy Expert Opinion No.08 – Mark Leonard

27 January 2016
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The EU’s 2003 Security Strategy was designed to heal relations between Europeans after a rancorous split over the Iraq war. But the chasm of understanding that forms the backdrop to today’s discussions about EU strategy runs deeper than Donald Rumsfeld’s split between ‘old’ and ‘new’ Europe.

The number one purpose of the new EU Global Strategy on Foreign and Security (EUGS) must thus be to try to recreate a sense of solidarity within the EU by creating a document that effectively links the two theatres to its south and the east.