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The OSCE Chairmanship: Captain or Figurehead?

Walter Kemp
Journal 01 March 2009

The author asks whether the annual Chairmanship is the captain or the figurehead of the OSCE ship. It looks at the mandate of the Chairman-in-Office and how this works in practice. The author, who used to be an adviser to OSCE Chairmanships, concludes by making a number of recommendations for a successful Chairmanship.

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