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Middle East policy of France and the Syrian conflict (2011-2016)
Pupykin Nikolay

PhD in History

docent, social management and conflict studies department, I.S. Turgenev Orel State University

302026, Russia, Orlovskaya oblast', g. Orel, ul. Komsomol'skaya, 95

nickset@mail.ru

Abstract.

The article analyzes the foreign policy of France towards Middle East, one of the most significant regions in French foreign interests. The subject of research is the standing of the French Republic in the process of defusing the Syrian conflict. The author studies the relevant key French proposals for the stabilization of international relations in the Middle East, analyzes the foreign policy of N. Sarkozy and F. Hollande, as well as France's role in the fight against international terrorism. The author identifies the failures and shortcomings of the French foreign policy and their effect in the internal political course. The research methodology is based on general scientific methods, integrated and systemic approaches. The main conclusion of the research is that French foreign policy demonstrates a passive approach to the Middle East situation and to the settlement of the Syrian conflict. Fragmentation and lack of structure in defending the role of France as one of the key world actors, dependence upon foreign policy decisions from third countries, is evident.

Keywords: international conflict, political conflict, the Syrian conflict, Bashar Al-Assad, Francois Hollande, Nicolas Sarcozy, France, international terrorism, ISIL, Middle East

DOI:

10.7256/2454-0617.2019.1.21979

Article was received:

10-02-2017


Review date:

17-02-2017


Publish date:

22-05-2019


This article written in Russian. You can find full text of article in Russian here .

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