December 26, 2013
France a Diplomatic Powerhouse in 2013
David Blair, Daily Telegraph
The Associated Press
An anonymous British diplomat in Brussels once summed up his job as "sticking it to the French day after day". In fairness, he was joking – or at least half-joking. But his words betrayed how the emissaries of Britain and France retain the habit of measuring themselves against one another. As 2013 draws to a close, the verdict when it comes to foreign policy is clear and uncomfortable: we have a great deal to learn from them.
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