POLICY PAPER: Analysing EU’s Sahel strategies: A civilian approach in the era of pragmatism

In the new Policy Paper Vojtěch Freitag deals with developments in the vast African Sahel region, which are a concern for the European policymakers. His paper presents a recommendation to a specific aspect that remains challenging.

This April, the EU has unveiled and adopted a brand-new long-term 2021 Sahel strategy, which should reflect the turbulent development and better coordinate the multiple policies and instruments the EU pursues in the region. Does it signal a notable change in EU’s course of action in Sahel? How does it relate to the ‘pragmatist turn’ in the EU’s foreign policy? And what particular issues do the three CSDP missions face? 

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