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This ebook examines the ways that France's kinfolk with the foreign group have advanced in a interval of increasing globalization. It considers the function of the country country, and its means for political initiative, studying French innovations to augment French impression at the global level. It questions even if an middleman nation like France can proceed to ''punch above its weight,'' and analyzes the assets of overseas management, cultural innovation and partnership-building in a global more and more ruled by means of one superpower.

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Like an old couple, France and the USA have maintained a passionate but tormented relationship. ‘I find it an old record that gets replayed about every five or seven years’, as Donald Rumsfeld put it (US Department of Defense, 2003a). 22 Many challenges lie ahead, in which France and the USA must work side by side. Now that Iraq is seen in a different perspective in the USA, the time has come to concentrate on new areas of cooperation. France and the USA are fighting together in Afghanistan, in the Balkans, in Kosovo.

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