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Overcoming Europe’s Incoherence in National Approaches to Civilian CSDP

03/07/2019 | by Carina Böttcher, Marie Wolf

DGAPanalyse 3, June 2019, 18 p.

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Despite 15 years of mission practice, EU member states are often reluctant to commit considerable resources to civilian CSDP. One reason for this is the fact that EU member states diverge considerably on the role and strategic relevance they attribute to civilian crisis management in general, and civilian CSDP specifically. This divergence hampers a common understanding on the future direction of civilian CSDP, which is direly needed to strengthen it through the Civilian CSDP Compact.

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