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  • Author: Catriona Gourlay, Catriona Mace, Gerrard Quille
  • Publication Date: 07-2003
  • Content Type: Policy Brief
  • Institution: International Security Information Service
  • Abstract: The European Security Strategy (ESS) adopted as the basis for an EU Strategic Concept at the Thessaloniki European Council on 20 June is intellectually coherent, holistic and sufficiently flexible to enable the EU to adapt effectively to the changing security environment. It directly addresses the US priorities of international terrorism and weapons of mass destruction (WMD), proposing concrete steps within a broad framework. Moreover, should member states muster sufficient will to agree a Security Concept in December 2003, this will represent an important moment in the evolution of the EU-US strategic partnership. It remains to be seen, however, whether this will deliver effective multilateralism, an institutionalised and equitable dialogue with the US and the capabilities required for decisive and rapid responses to international crises.
  • Topic: Security, Defense Policy
  • Political Geography: Europe
  • Author: Catriona Gourlay, Catriona Mace, Jocelyn Mawdsley
  • Publication Date: 05-2003
  • Content Type: Policy Brief
  • Institution: International Security Information Service
  • Abstract: Now that the war in Iraq is officially over, the EU must consider what role it can play in post-war reconstruction. Thus far the Union has reacted swiftly to the humanitarian crisis but not yet defined the part that it will play in the stabilisation and institution building processes. With the US announcement that an interim administration should be in place in Iraq by June the pressure is on to define the EU's role in the reconstruction of Iraq and build bridges within its own CFSP.
  • Topic: Security, Defense Policy
  • Political Geography: Iraq, Europe
  • Author: Catriona Gourlay, Catriona Mace, Gerrard Quille, Malin Tappert
  • Publication Date: 02-2003
  • Content Type: Policy Brief
  • Institution: International Security Information Service
  • Abstract: The extraordinary meeting of the European Council held in Brussels on 17th February was as much about the crisis in the EU as it was about the crisis in Iraq. The summit brought a welcome restatement of common principles after weeks of disunity among member states. However, while it succeeded in highlighting the commonalities in member state positions: multi-lateralism, support for the UN, and for a regional solution in the Middle East, there was no indication that divisions over the necessity and timing of the use of force had been bridged.
  • Topic: Security, Defense Policy
  • Political Geography: Europe
  • Author: Marta Martinelli, Gerrard Quille, Claire Piana, Jamie Woodbridge
  • Publication Date: 12-2002
  • Content Type: Policy Brief
  • Institution: International Security Information Service
  • Abstract: The Convention WorkingGroup on Defence, chairedby Michel Barnier submitted itsfinal report on December 102002. This article reviews themajor debates within the groupand how they reflect memberstates' positions, in particular inrelation to the recent Franco-German Initiative.
  • Topic: Security, Defense Policy
  • Political Geography: Europe, Germany
  • Author: Claire Piana, Jamie Woodbridge, Dermot Doyle
  • Publication Date: 09-2002
  • Content Type: Policy Brief
  • Institution: International Security Information Service
  • Abstract: Following the Edinburgh agreement of 1992,Denmark waived its right to act as Presidency in all cases involving the elaboration and implementation of decisions having defence implications. Thus Greece now acts on behalf of Denmark on such issues Speaking to the Foreign Affairs Committee of the European Parliament (EP) on 11September, the Defence Minister Yiannos Papantoniou introduced the Greek Programme for the military aspects of ESDP.
  • Topic: Security, Defense Policy
  • Political Geography: Europe, Greece, Denmark
  • Author: Catriona Gourlay, Jamie Woodbridge
  • Publication Date: 07-2002
  • Content Type: Policy Brief
  • Institution: International Security Information Service
  • Abstract: From 22-28 May the EU carried out its first exercise 'CME 02' to test the EU's ability to take decisions on the use of its military and civilian instruments in a crisis situation. While the evaluation process will only be complete by the end of July, it is already widely acknowledged that the exercise revealed that the EU's procedures are broadly adequate, but there is room for improvement particularly in relation to civil-military cooperation.
  • Topic: Security, Defense Policy
  • Political Geography: Europe
  • Author: Catriona Gourlay, Jamie Woodbridge, Lorraine Mullally
  • Publication Date: 05-2002
  • Content Type: Policy Brief
  • Institution: International Security Information Service
  • Abstract: At the Seville European Council in June 2002 the Spanish Presidency will present a report on progress made in the implementation of the EU Programme for the Prevention of Violent Conflicts agreed in Göteborg in June 2001. A key element of the EU Programme is its call for the development of mechanisms to mainstream conflict prevention, i.e. to ensure that all EU policies consistently take into consideration their impact on conflict and are tailored to support peace-building processes. This article provides a preliminary review of actions taken to this end.
  • Topic: Security, Defense Policy
  • Political Geography: Europe
  • Author: Jamie Woodbridge, Lorraine Mullally, Sibylle Bauer
  • Publication Date: 03-2002
  • Content Type: Policy Brief
  • Institution: International Security Information Service
  • Abstract: The General Affairs Council meeting on 18-19 February announced the EU's readiness to deploy an EU police mission (EUPM) to Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) to take over from the UN International Police Task Force (IPTF) in January 2003. Tasked with establishing sustainable policing structures this first EU-led operation will be an important milestone in the operationalisation of the EU's European Security and Defence Policy (ESDP).
  • Topic: Security, Defense Policy
  • Political Geography: Europe, Bosnia, Herzegovina
  • Author: Catriona Gourlay, Jamie Woodbridge, Lorraine Mullally
  • Publication Date: 01-2002
  • Content Type: Policy Brief
  • Institution: International Security Information Service
  • Abstract: According to the Spanish Presidency's website, its ambitions in the field of ESDP are heavily weighted towards enhancing the EU's military crisis management capability and assessing how ESDP could contribute to the EU's response to the threat of terrorism. Government officials are, however, keen to point out that civilian crisis management will not be sidelined and that the Presidency will take seriously its commitment to implement, review and add new dimensions to the EU Programme for the prevention of violent conflict agreed at the Göteburg European Council in 2001.
  • Topic: Security, Defense Policy
  • Political Geography: Europe
  • Author: Catriona Gourlay, Jamie Woodbridge, Lorraine Mullally, Annalisa Monaco, Natalie Pauwels
  • Publication Date: 12-2001
  • Content Type: Policy Brief
  • Institution: International Security Information Service
  • Abstract: On 19 November EU Foreign and Defence Ministers gathered in Brussels for the Capability Improvement Conference (CIC) to assess progress made in filling the capability gaps to meet the Helsinki Headline Goal (being able to deploy 60 000 men in less than 60 days and to sustain them for at least one year). The CIC confirmed that the EU should be able to carry out the whole range of crisis management tasks by 2003, but cautioned that further efforts must be made if it is to be able to carry out complex operations without undue risk. In response to the shortcomings identified, Member States have agreed on a European Capability Action Plan to gradually advance national and multinational solutions.
  • Topic: Security, Defense Policy
  • Political Geography: Europe