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Politica de securitate a Marii Britanii în timpul Cabinetului Blair (1997-2007)
United Kingdom security policy during the Blair Cabinet (1997-2007)

Author(s): Oana Elena Brânda
Subject(s): Politics / Political Sciences
Published by: Fundaţia »Societatea Civilă« (FSC)
Keywords: terrorism; hardpower; softpower; security; defense

Summary/Abstract: The United Kingdom’s security policy between 1997-2007, the time when Tony Blair’s Labour dominated the Cabinet, cannot be easily distinguished from the foreign policy. The two are strategically combined and are the responsibility of so many institutions that one finds it difficult to assess them. However, as the period is dominated by the 9/11 attacks and the military interventions in Afghanistan and Iraq, the British defense policy is unitarily centered on the threat of terrorism and weapons of mass destruction. Despite the many holders of decision-making power, it appears that the instruments to be used in achieving a state of comfort on a security level are mainly documents that are to become the basis of further action.

  • Issue Year: XX/2012
  • Issue No: 170
  • Page Range: 26-35
  • Page Count: 10
  • Language: Romanian