Co-edited with Richard Whitman and published by Routledge, this book offers an up-to-date and accessible analysis of the theories, processes and practice of the European Union’s role in managing conflict in Europe, Asia and Africa and examines both institutional and policy aspects of EU conflict management.

As the EU is confronted with crises in its immediate neighbourhood (Libya, Syria) and simultaneously with a US that appears to be no longer willing to tackle these for the EU, this comprehensive assessment of the EU’s performance as a conflict manager could not be more timely. The lessons which this volume identifies should feed into EU decision-making at this very moment.
Sven Biscop, Egmont Institute