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EU security strategy in the Sahel

Written by Eric Pichon, [last update : 17 June 2016] The Sahel, a band of desert stretching across Africa – from Senegal in the West to Eritrea in the East, is a crisis-shaken region where frontiers blur. Poverty and the fragility of state infrastructures have given free rein to parallel powers, militias, arms-runners and drug dealers. Added … Continue reading

Rwanda: 20 years after the genocide – what are the lessons of the past?

In 1994, from April to July, nearly 1 million Rwandans, mostly from the Tutsi minority, were massacred by the Rwandan army and civilians encouraged by an extremist Hutu government. Although a warning was sent as early as 11 January by General Romeo Dallaire, then head of the UN forces in Rwanda, the United Nations failed … Continue reading

Africa in focus: rethinking the EU partnership

EU Foreign Affairs are focused this first week of April by the EU-Africa Summit (2-3/04) bringing African and EU leaders together in Brussels. A dynamic player in this partnership, the European Parliament hosts the third Parliamentary Summit with the Pan-African Parliament (31/03-1/04). On this occasion, we offer some of our insights on Africa, drawing a mixed … Continue reading

Women, peace and security

Gender mainstreaming and gender diversity policies may at first sound like unnecessary complications for security and peacekeeping operations, as gender issues are often regarded as less important than the ‘hard’ issues of security and peace building. However, gender issues are at the core of security. Gender is fundamental both to effective crisis management and to … Continue reading

The g7+ group of fragile states

The g7+ is an association of 18 fragile and conflict-affected states that have joined forces to share experiences and promote a new development framework based on five peace-building and state-building goals. The group brings together: Afghanistan, Burundi, Central African Republic (CAR), Chad, Comoros, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Haiti, Côte d’Ivoire, Liberia, Papua … Continue reading

A More Coherent EU “Peace Policy” – New Impulses in Peacekeeping and Peacebuilding

Peacekeeping operations have grown in number exponentially since the end of the Cold War, while also being transformed into what has been termed Peacebuilding 2.0 or the next generation of peacekeeping. A More Coherent EU “Peace Policy”, organised by the Friedrich Ebert Stiftung, a German political foundation with a social democratic agenda, brought together experts … Continue reading

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