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Central Asia, Europe, International Relations, Middle East

The Civilian Crisis Management Policy of the European Union in Afghanistan: Challenges for Police Mission


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The one of the directions of the European Union’s Common Security and Defense Policy is the civilian crisis management, which allows EU to enhance its civilian capacity in the third countries, thus by promoting peace and international security on the international level. In this regard, EU deployed its civilian police mission across the world’s most fragile regions where there is a necessity to deal with the civilian matters during post-conflict era. EU Police Mission is one of the instruments of the civilian dimension of the EU’s Common Security and Defense Policy. The questions is ‘to what extent is the EU declaratory foreign policy objective supported through operational policy?’. In this paper, I will argue that civilian crisis management policy of EU is symbolic rather than substantial. Because, EU spends immense amount of money for maintaining and maintenance of its police forces without having solid strategy for that mission and with a limited awareness about local issues and people. The context of paper will be analyzed under Background, EU Police Mission in Afghanistan, Challenges EUPOL faces in Afghanistan titles and final remarks on the essence of the coherence between EU’s police mission and declaratory policy will be given in Conclusion.

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