Frédéric Bozo article in Diplomatic History


Frédéric Bozo article in Diplomatic History

The January 2017 issue of Diplomatic History (Volume 41, Issue 1) features an article by Transatlantic Academy Senior Fellow Frédéric Bozo, entitled "'We Don’t Need You': France, the United States, and Iraq, 1991-2003." The article examines "the evolution of the Iraq question before the 2002-3 crisis through the prism of Franco-American relations, with a particular emphasis on the 1990s, which, retrospectively, appear as the pre-history of the crisis... Paris and Washington, in that period, already disagreed over what to do about Iraq, foreshadowing the 2003 events." It follows the French perspective on the U.S. road to war in Iraq and analyzes French attitudes on confronting the United States in 2002-3. "Far from opposing Washington light-heartedly, Paris faced major dilemmas in doing so and tried as long as possible to avoid a direct confrontation," Bozo writes.

The full article can be accessed here.

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