This Chaillot Paper looks at CSDP operations and missions, and explores how they fit into the broader crisis management environment and multilateral efforts towards international peace. It highlights the inherent constraints facing CSDP and how these inevitably limit its overall impact or degree of success. The paper also examines the EU’s added value and the extent to which CSDP is moving forward at various levels, in a process that shows increasing professionalisation in ‘running’ CSDP operations.
In the media/comments
Florence Gaub was quoted in the article 'Assad’s army stretched but still seen strong'.
The Daily Star Lebanon
Nicu Popescu was quoted in an article about the crisis in Ukraine. (In Romanian)
Radio Free Europe
Florence Gaub was featured in a programme about the First World War in the Middle East.
Islam Channel TV
Thierry Tardy was quoted in the article 'Massacre de Srebrenica: la justice reconnaît la faute de l'armée néerlandaise'.