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Gérard Araud – The diplomat and the soldier, condemned to get along





CHRONIC. One tries to avoid war, the other leads it. You might think the diplomat and the soldier are far apart, but they've learned to work together.

Gérard Araud – The diplomat and the soldier, condemned to s’ hear

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The diplomat negotiates to avoid or, on the contrary, to conclude a conflict whose conduct falls to the soldier. In other words, one enters the scene when the other leaves it. This scheme has always been a caricature. A negotiation is often conducted on the basis of the balance of power, which forces the diplomat to know the means available to the soldier if it fails. “Are we ready to fight if necessary?” is the recurring question of most crises in our history.

When Édouard Daladier went to Munich on September 29, 1938, he knew the answer was negative: the British could only send two divisions in France; the country's military strategy is strictly defensive, which prevents it from coming to the aid of Czechoslovakia and, to its




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Teilor Stone has been a reporter on the news desk since 2013. Before that she wrote about young adolescence and family dynamics for Styles and was the legal affairs correspondent for the Metro desk. Before joining The Bobr Times, Teilor Stone worked as a staff writer at the Village Voice and a freelancer for Newsday, The Wall Street Journal, GQ and Mirabella. To get in touch, contact me through my [email protected] 1-800-268-7116

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