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Atlanticism

advocacy of close cooperation in military, political, and economic matters between Western Europe, esp the UK and the US
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De Gaulle realized at the time the defining importance of the British decision to acquire Polaris from the United States rather than to develop a British equivalent of the Force de frappe: It convinced him that Britain's orientation would always be dangerously Atlanticist.
4) That is, Schroder is very different from Helmut Kohl as concerns German-American relations, and his source of power and influence in German politics differs from those of his Atlanticist predecessors.
Blair the Europhile, Blair the unifier, and Blair the weather-vane became a war leader and Atlanticist facing down opposition from France, Germany and millions of Britons.
However, Andrew Murphy surveys revisionist challenges to the opposing Atlanticist model championed by D.
Since the end of World War II there has been a constant debate among America's European allies as to what comes first, being a good Atlanticist or a good European.
Britain's foremost Atlanticist, the former Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, was as slow as most Americans in grasping the inevitability of the E.
He acknowledged the Atlanticist approach to be "rational, pragmatic, and natural: that's where the credits are, that's where the aid is, and that's where the advanced technology is," but warned that a policy of pragmatism unleavened "by a healthy idealism will most likely degenerate into cynicism.
But my contention is also broader: it is that the people of the United States and Europe constitute a single transnational ethical community, an Atlanticist community--first and foremost, because of their insistence on settling their disputes peacefully.
Balfour's international strategies strike one as belonging to the chess-game variety of diplomacy, constantly balancing on the tight rope of compromise, playing off an ally's or a foe's strengths and weaknesses, always with British strategic interests and needs to the fore and, where possible, tying to draw the United States into a strong Atlanticist alliance.
Scottish nationalists have long argued that they have more in common with the social democrats of Norway and Finland than the Atlanticist mandarins of Whitehall.
18) I have developed this point at greater length in "The Atlanticist Community" in Beyond Paradise and Power: Europeans, Americans and the Future of a Troubled Partnership, ed.
En route to Camp David, Mr Brown said, "I have always been an Atlanticist and a great admirer of the American sprit of enterprise and national purpose and commitment to opportunity for all.