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12 Graphs: Two strategic partners – EU and NATO defence cooperation

Written by Clare Ferguson, We will remember 2016 as a tumultuous year worldwide, a 12-month period of vicious conflicts and political upheaval that will have long-lasting consequences is coming to an end. The resulting insecurity and uncertainty as to the foreign policy intentions of major world powers means that the EU strategic partnership with the … Continue reading

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

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

Human rights applied to CSDP operations and missions

The European Union (EU) must not only promote the observance of human rights by other international actors, but also respect them itself in the course of all its actions abroad. However, the applicability of international human rights instruments to EU Common Security and Defence Policy (CSDP) operations is problematic since the EU itself, as opposed … 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

Reform of the UN Security Council

The divergent responses of the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) to the crises in Syria and Libya – a veto on action in the former case contrasted with authorisation for action in the latter – have once again provided a reminder of the power of the UNSC’s veto-wielding permanent members to determine when the UN’s … Continue reading

China’s role in UN peacekeeping operations

China started in the early 1990s, after a period of non-involvement in the United Nations, to become one of the major contributors to UN peacekeeping operations. As of 31 December 2012, a total of 1 869 Chinese peacekeepers were participating in nine UN operations around the world. As its strength increases, China wishes to assume more … Continue reading

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