Belief in or support for a close relationship between western Europe and the US, or particularly for NATO.
- ‘Instead of the dreaded Anglo-Saxon Atlanticism, we were to have a French-driven European superpower challenge to the USA.’
- ‘He says there is a new strain of Atlanticism which is ‘revolutionary rather than status-quo’.’
- ‘Countries that share the United Kingdom's Atlanticism and market-oriented approach to economics would also think twice before ostracizing the British.’
- ‘These two states want to take part in the formation of a new security system based on Atlanticism.’
- ‘Fox said only Conservatives can be so candid, because their Atlanticism is a matter of principle, not strategic expediency.’
- ‘Above all, Blair had always tempered any enthusiasm for Europe with a strong military Atlanticism, rejecting any idea of a European army.’
- ‘According to Biondi, ‘Ours is the same position as the government's, though Berlusconi has highlighted Italy's Atlanticism while we stress the need for a steady alliance but one open to criticism’.’
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