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The EU As a Crisis Manager: A Comparison Between Georgia and Ukraine

Romano, Milena (2015) The EU As a Crisis Manager: A Comparison Between Georgia and Ukraine. [Conference Proceedings] (Submitted)

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    Over the past two decades, the European Union has considerably extended the focus on external policies in terms of its geographical presence and aim of activities. As a global actor, the EU faces complex and uncertain security issues and, consequently, a high demand to become more coherent and effective in terms of strategic approaches. As highlighted in the EU Security Strategy, the EU has come a long way improving the use of the appropriate instruments. The purpose of this paper is to offer an analysis of the EU's growing credibility as a crisis manager in conflict situations. In order to prove this point, a discussion about the dynamics of EU interventions will be conducted together with an analysis of different factors interacting in a crisis context. In particular, the cases of Georgia and Ukraine will be the main objective of investigation. In fact, these case studies underline strengths and weaknesses of the EU, focusing on the capacity to respond to potential shocks and to activate early warning systems. On the basis of this study, a final overview will clarify how a more coherent European engagement could develop essential capabilities to deal with new challenges and effectively impact on conflict scenarios, via a comprehensive approach under the direction of the European External Action Service.

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    Item Type: Conference Proceedings
    Subjects for non-EU documents: Countries > Ukraine
    Countries > Georgia
    Subjects for EU documents: UNSPECIFIED
    EU Series and Periodicals: UNSPECIFIED
    EU Annual Reports: UNSPECIFIED
    Conference: European Union Studies Association (EUSA) > Biennial Conference > 2015 (14th), March 4-7, 2015
    Depositing User: Phil Wilkin
    Official EU Document: No
    Language: English
    Date Deposited: 06 Mar 2018 15:16
    Number of Pages: 11
    Last Modified: 06 Mar 2018 15:16

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