12 July 2012
The EU’s Re-engagement as a Security Actor
Fresh Start or Still Sleepwalking?
This brief examines the EU’s struggles to revamp itself as a global security actor following years of neglect in this area. Signs of change have emerged through a renewed engagement in crisis management, through the launch of new missions and the extension of existing ones in early 2012. The authors argue that these do not seem to offer a steep curve for the learning requirements truly needed. Their scale is too narrow, and their scope and mandate too limited for the EU to re-assume a global security role.
© 2012 Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPS)
Giovanni Faleg, Steven Blockmans
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