, Volume 85, Number 3

Oliver Daddow

Operation Allied Force had a decisive impact on Tony Blair's leadership of UK foreign policy. This article begins with Blair's famous Chicago speech of April 1999; his clearest statement of an apparently underlying moral purpose in international relations. It then contrasts the conventional wisdom that over Kosovo Blair was acting out of a sense of moral obligation with a revisionist account centring on the domestic political considerations impelling Blair into this particular foreign policy adventure.

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