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Neil Macmaster

generally referred to as a psychology of attentisme. By 1960 the situation had barely improved, and the SAS reported that the FLN was locked into major conflict with the MNA infiltrating into Bordj Okhriss from the south, ‘but the different organisations are so closely intermingled that it is often difficult to identify them. Overall the population of these regions is disconcerted and pulls back further into itself’.107 The term attentisme is not easily translated: for the French authorities this was often used in a conventional sense of a ‘wait and see policy’, that

in Burning the veil
The evolving European security architecture
Dimitris N. Chryssochoou, Michael J. Tsinisizelis, Stelios Stavridis, and Kostas Ifantis

its first Institutional imperatives of system change 171 new military policy document in almost twenty years, the MC400 document. It was a major step towards the redefinition of the Alliance’s role in the new Europe. The Council accepted that the end of the East–West confrontation had greatly reduced the risk of major conflict and that the notion of a ‘predominant threat’ had given way to ‘risks’. The Strategic Concept found that risks to Allied security were less likely to result from calculated aggression against the territory of NATO members than from ‘the

in Theory and reform in the European Union