Chapter 1: Managing African conflicts: using CSDP missions to cope with terrorism and organized crime
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The paper discusses the use of the Common Security and Policy (CSDP) missions as a tool for tackling organised crime and terrorism and strengthening security and stability conditions, focusing on the interventions in Africa, particularly the most recent ones in the Sahel region. It is divided into three parts. Firstly, an analysis of the relations between terrorism and organised crime and the danger they constitute for global and regional security is presented. Secondly, the integrated strategy settled by the EU is evaluated within the development of CSDP, particularly in Africa. Lastly, the empirical assessment of missions deployed in Africa is used to make a preliminary investigation of their impact as a ‘counterstrategy’ tool and to raise perspectives of the future impact in the continent.

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