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Legitimation strategies of informal groups of states : The case of the E3 directoire in the nuclear negotiations with Iran. / Bassiri Tabrizi, Aniseh; Kienzle, Benjamin.

In: Cooperation and Conflict, Vol. 55, No. 3, 01.09.2020, p. 388-405.

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Bassiri Tabrizi, A & Kienzle, B 2020, 'Legitimation strategies of informal groups of states: The case of the E3 directoire in the nuclear negotiations with Iran', Cooperation and Conflict, vol. 55, no. 3, pp. 388-405. https://doi.org/10.1177/0010836720907630

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Bassiri Tabrizi, A., & Kienzle, B. (2020). Legitimation strategies of informal groups of states: The case of the E3 directoire in the nuclear negotiations with Iran. Cooperation and Conflict, 55(3), 388-405. https://doi.org/10.1177/0010836720907630

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Bassiri Tabrizi A, Kienzle B. Legitimation strategies of informal groups of states: The case of the E3 directoire in the nuclear negotiations with Iran. Cooperation and Conflict. 2020 Sep 1;55(3):388-405. https://doi.org/10.1177/0010836720907630

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Bassiri Tabrizi, Aniseh ; Kienzle, Benjamin. / Legitimation strategies of informal groups of states : The case of the E3 directoire in the nuclear negotiations with Iran. In: Cooperation and Conflict. 2020 ; Vol. 55, No. 3. pp. 388-405.

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