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The Foreign Policy of the Czech Republic: Domestic Politics Back with a Vengeance

Abstract : [...] What drives Czech foreign policy and what prompted the changes noted above in particular? Are these changes the mark of a profound change of direction in Czech foreign policy or simply punctual contradictions resulting from domestic politics spilling over into foreign policy? What are Prague’s diplomatic priorities and foreign policy preferences at the EU level? How is the Czech Republic likely to position itself in the changing international and European contexts? This chapter purports to shed some light on these questions by contrasting Czech foreign policy then and now. It begins by presenting the historical background, domestic sources, and past traditions in this policy. It then focuses in turn on three issue areas of key importance for Prague in EU foreign policy—namely, relations with the United States, relations with Russia, and policies toward the Eastern neighborhood—and traces the evolution of Czech positions on these dossiers. The conclusion summarizes the findings and discusses the likely future direction of Czech foreign policy. [...]
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David Cadier. The Foreign Policy of the Czech Republic: Domestic Politics Back with a Vengeance. Federiga Bindi. Europe and America. The End of the Transatlantic Relationship?, Brookings Institution, pp.199 - 215, 2019, 9780815732808. ⟨hal-03393716⟩



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