The Friendcraft of Middle Powers: how the Netherlands & Denmark supported the War on Terror and how this affected their friendship with the US

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Abstract

While friendship scholarship in the humanities and social sciences has risen exponentially inthe last decade, it focuses almost exclusively on the alliances of great powers. This articleintroduces a new research agenda by drawing upon scholarship that suggests middle powersbehave differently, arguing that middle powers pursue international friendship different thangreat powers. This example is illustrated by comparing how the Netherlands and Denmark,both considered traditional examples of middle powers and of atlanticist states, supported the US during the War on Terror, and how this affected their relationship with the US
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-10
Number of pages10
JournalAcademia Letters
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Publication statusPublished - Jul 2021

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