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Britainas Quest for a Role

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British post-imperial decline has been much examined. In these memoirs, David Hannay, one of Britain's leading behind-the-sce... Weiterlesen
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Beschreibung

British post-imperial decline has been much examined. In these memoirs, David Hannay, one of Britain's leading behind-the-scenes players in this process, provides fascinating frontline information and insights into Britain's complex relations with Washington and Europe. From his early career in the Middle East to his role as a top diplomat, Hannay presents a detailed and authoritative narrative of British foreign policy in the second half of the 20th Century. A key player in European policy-making, he was directly involved in bringing about the UK's entry into the European Community, as well as being closely involved in the Annan plan while he was the UK's Special Representative in Cyprus. Hannay illuminates vital themes in the early relationship between Britain and the EU that are increasingly relevant today: British membership, EU enlargement and Britain's contribution to the European budget. His qualification to discuss Europe is unparalleled, made apparent by Margaret Thatcher's veto of his appointment as Permanent Under-Secretary at the Foreign Office and Head of the Diplomatic service as she thought him ",too European",._x000D__x000D_From the complex relations between Margaret Thatcher and her diplomatic establishment to Britain's decisions leading up to the 1970s oil supply crisis, Hannay analyses the causes and consequences of major British foreign policy decisions over the past 50 years. Hannay presents to readers the inner workings of key international institutions - the FCO, the EU and the UN - against the backdrop of major historical and political events, from the aftermath of the Suez crisis to 9/11 and beyond. An informed and balanced ringside view of diplomatic history over 50 years, this book will fascinate general readers and prove essential reading for specialists._x000D_

Autorentext

David Hannay (Lord Hannay of Chiswick), one of Britain's most distinguished Foreign Office veterans, served in a number of key diplomatic posts and has been immersed in the conduct of British foreign policy relating to the UN, Europe and the Middle East over the last half century. He was Minister at the British Embassy in Washington, Ambassador to the European Communities from 1985 to 1990, and Ambassador to the United Nations from 1990 to 1995. Following his retirement from Britain's Diplomatic Service, he was the UK's Special Representative for Cyprus from 1996 to 2003. He is a member of the House of Lords' European Select Committee. He is the author of Cyprus: The Search for a Solution and New World Disorder: The UN After the Cold War - An Insider's View (both published by I.B.Tauris).



Inhalt

chapter TITLE

I Preface / Introduction

II Iran 1960 - 1961

III Afghanistan 1961 - 1963

IV London 1963 - 1965 :
Learning the Ropes

V Brussels (European Communities) 1965 - 1970 :
The Approach March

VI Brussels (European Communities) 1970 - 1972 :
The Accession Negotiations

VII Brussels (Commission) 1973 - 1976:
Chef de Cabinet

VIII London 1977 - 1979 :
Oil Diplomacy

IX London 1979 - 1984 :
The European budget battle

X Washington 1984 - 1985 :
Company Town

XI Brussels European Community 1985 - 1990 :
At the heart of Europe

APPENDIX

XII United Nations New York 1990 - 1995 :
New World : Order or Disorder?

APPENDIX

XIII British Special Representative for Cyprus 1996 - 2003 : Mission impossible?

XIV Member of the UN Secretary-General's High Level Panel on Threats, Challenges and Change 2003 - 2005 : Reforming the UN

XV The House of Lords and other things 1995 - 2011 :
Coda

XVI The Quest for a Role

XVII Envoi

Produktinformationen

Titel: Britainas Quest for a Role
Untertitel: A Diplomatic Memoir from Europe to the UN
Autor:
EAN: 9780857721983
ISBN: 978-0-85772-198-3
Digitaler Kopierschutz: Adobe-DRM
Format: E-Book (pdf)
Herausgeber: I.B.Tauris
Genre: Diverses
Anzahl Seiten: 336
Veröffentlichung: 31.01.2013
Jahr: 2013
Untertitel: Englisch
Dateigrösse: 10.9 MB