Historically, Portugal sees itself as a pioneer of globalization - to overcome the strategic dilemma summarized by Zurara in the epigraph -and consequently aims at an active global foreign policy, including diverse partnerships, which seem particularly wise in times of crisis. (Viana 1996; Teixeira/Barata 2003) Portugal wants to be a global security provider in a way that is compatible with its limited resources, i.e. acting multilaterally as a rule. The 2003 Strategic Concept presents Portugal as a “democratic Euro-Atlantic country” with a “global vocation”.
|Title of host publication||Strategic cultures in Europe|
|Subtitle of host publication||security and defence policies across the continent|
|Publisher||Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden GmbH|
|Number of pages||11|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Jan 2013|