The EU approach to security provision in the Western Balkans and the Horn of Africa

Annemarie Peen Rodt, Johannes Tvilling, Peter Horne Zartsdahl, Nabila Habbida, Erin Gillette, Savannah Simons, Khadir Abdi, Jenny Berglund, Virginia Fernandez-Arguedas, Sonja Stojanovic-Gajic, Marija Ignjatijevic

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This article appraises the EU's approach to preventing further in security in the Western Balkans and the Horn of Africa. The purpose of this endeavour is to determine whether EU efforts meet needs on the ground as well as in Brussels. The article identifies similar sources albeit different degrees of instability across the two regions. It reviews EU strategies and CSDP missions deployed in response and evaluates the effectiveness of two such missions: EULEX Kosovo and EUCAP Nestor/Somalia. The study does not find failures as such in the strategies developed or missions deployed, but it does conclude that while relatively effective from an EU perspective this approach is less effective in providing security on the ground.
TidsskriftJournal of Regional Security
Udgave nummer2
Sider (fra-til)41-76
Antal sider36
StatusUdgivet - 2019

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