An increasingly complex global security environment requires multifaceted approaches to address the symptoms as well as the causes of conflict. Peace-building mirrors the simultaneous focus on a comprehensive approach to conflict management that has emerged as a guiding paradigm for the EU. But finding the right balance between defence, diplomacy and development in pursuit of long-term stability has also occupied other international actors, including the US.
Achieving the appropriate mix of capabilities and resources remains challenging in organizational as well as operational terms, and different institutional actors have drawn different lessons from experience in peace-building over the past decade.
Based on her Chaillot paper Peacebuilding in 3D: EU and US approaches, Eva Gross’ presentation will focus on a comparison of EU and US institutional development for peace-building and consider the place of peace-building in respective EU and US foreign policy. Based on this comparison, but also ongoing strategic shifts and contemporary crises, it will address the future potential for transatlantic cooperation in this particular issue area.
Eva Gross is Senior Analyst at the EU Institute for Security Studies where she works on transatlantic relations, India and Afghanistan-Pakistan as well as CSDP-related issues.
The informal presentation will be followed by questions and a discussion with participants.