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A child of the Kosovo crisis?
Paul Latawski and Martin A. Smith

as the most determined to see the WEU develop real operational capabilities and roles; to the detriment, some suspected, of NATO itself. A developing France-NATO rapprochement , begun under Mitterrand but especially evident from 1995 under his successor Jacques Chirac, thus had the consequence of helping to ensure that momentum was lost in the operational development of the WEU. 19 This is not to say that the WEU was simply

in The Kosovo crisis and the evolution of post-Cold War European security
Paul Latawski and Martin A. Smith

is now done’. 18 French President Jacques Chirac asserted that what was at stake was ‘peace in Europe’ and ‘human rights’. 19 German Chancellor Gerhard Schröder argued that the ‘Alliance wants to stop serious, systematic human rights violations and prevent a humanitarian catastrophe in Kosovo’. 20 In providing a rationale for military action, NATO and its member states made clear that exhaustion of

in The Kosovo crisis and the evolution of post-Cold War European security