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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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It is worth noting that while Miller and Kupperman, who recently retired after long, distinguished careers, represent the founding generation of Atlanticists, Brown and Dubois are part of the next one, which has built on its predecessors' innovations and expanded the field in a number of ways.
The "Atlanticists" of the Galileo subsystem include actors from Great Britain, Germany, the Netherlands, and Sweden.
For example, he identifies Theodore Roosevelt and Elihu Root as Atlanticists but offers no explanation for the use of the term.
During a 2003 press conference, Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld gave a speech that divided the European Union into "old Europe" (France and Germany) and "new Europe" (Atlanticists) on the question of invading Iraq.
Since Spain pulled out of Iraq and aligned itself more with France and Germany in the EU than with the Atlanticists, Britain cares a lot less about the sensitivities of the Spanish claim on Gibraltar and sent not only the Foreign Secretary to the celebrations, but the First Sea Lord as well, to give it a proper military flavour.
Before going any further, analysts of the quick turn of events in the Middle East are advised to examine the reasons why Europe's anger at the US has reached a boiling point, and why even the Atlanticists among British politicians like Baroness Williams are warning against the Bush administration causing a "new world disorder".
However, what may need to be remembered is the fact that the demonisation of Russia that has been going on unabated for years has at its root not any so-called 'threat' from Moscow but the need for the Atlanticists to keep anger against Moscow white hot so as to ensure that the primary focus of US hostility remains Russia.
Rather than adopting a comprehensive, chronological approach, it offers a number of strong individual contributions in new areas by committed Atlanticists who understand what the field is (and isn't).
Post-imperial Atlanticists of the right, like the former defence secretary Liam Fox, will always put up their hands for the strongest action on offer.
The year of 2009 was an annus horribilis as far as Atlanticists were concerned.
In her speech, the minister "welcomed" the revival of France's relations with NATO, which has made it possible to "alleviate most of the tensions opposing Atlanticists and Europeanists" over the past ten years.
However, those close to the strong-willed billionaire say that it is only a matter of months before such a shift gets carried out, including through the removal of those in the top layers of his team who are committed Atlanticists, as indeed are many of the members of the Republican establishment.