TEPSA Brief: Libya: A wakeup call for CSDP?, March 2012

By Nicole Koenig

In the past couple of years, there has been recurrent talk of ‘CSDP fatigue’. In the wake of the Libyan crisis, some even declared the death of the CSDP. Current developments indicate that the CSDP is not dead, although the Libyan crisis highlighted some of its existing flaws. These flaws include the lengthy and cumbersome planning process, the continued reticence of the Member States to use the EU’s rapid reaction instruments, internal coordination problems and military capability gaps. The on-going lessons learnt processes should be seen as an opportunity to tackle some of these weaknesses and to circumvent existing obstacles. This brief proposes measures to:

(1) increase the EU’s capacity for comprehensive, timely, and rapid planning;
(2) encourage a more proactive use of the EU’s rapid reaction instruments;
(3) learn the lessons for internal coordination; and
(4) ‘get real’ about pooling and sharing military capabilities.

If the EU misses this opportunity, there is a real risk that the CSDP will go back to sleep.

Please feel free to contact Nicole Koenig to discuss and to learn more on the future developments about this issue.

50 comments

  1. Pingback: blog
  2. Pingback: viagra black
  3. Pingback: cialis 5mg
  4. Pingback: buy generic cialis
  5. Pingback: prices of cialis
  6. Pingback: viagra 50mg
  7. Pingback: ed pills for sale
  8. Pingback: ed meds
  9. Pingback: cialis 10mg
  10. Pingback: cialis visa
  11. Pingback: generic vardenafil
  12. Pingback: vardenafil price
  13. Pingback: free slots online
  14. Pingback: casino games
  15. Pingback: slot games online
  16. Pingback: cialis generic
  17. Pingback: cash loan
  18. Pingback: personal loans
  19. Pingback: online loans
  20. Pingback: slots online
  21. Pingback: new cialis
  22. Pingback: 20 cialis
  23. Pingback: new cialis
  24. Pingback: 20 cialis
  25. Pingback: 5 mg cialis
  26. Pingback: free slots online
  27. Pingback: online casino
  28. Pingback: viagra cost
  29. Pingback: viagra price
  30. Pingback: generic cialis
  31. Pingback: real casino
  32. Pingback: slots online

Comments are closed.