Jacques Chirac's ‘ non ’: France, Iraq and the United Nations, 1991–2003

@inproceedings{Styan2004JacquesC,
  title={Jacques Chirac's ‘ non ’: France, Iraq and the United Nations, 1991–2003},
  author={David Styan},
  year={2004}
}
This article narrates selected aspects of the background to France's threatened use of its UN Security Council veto in March 2003. The article suggests that, although far from inevitable, Chirac's ‘non’ of 10 March arose from a policy framework established by September 2002. Decision‐making therefore had a coherence and continuity largely ignored in English‐language reporting of French diplomacy in the run up to war. This framework was informed by principles long central to French foreign… CONTINUE READING