The First Year of the Compact - How the Review Process Can Make Civilian CSDP More Capable

Summary: This policy brief by the German Council on Foreign Relations (DGAP) details the benefits of the civilian CSDP Compact's review process: it highlights that political will is indispensable and formulates recommendations on how to design the review process.

According to the brief, an effective and informative review process is a necessary step to make civilian CSDP more capable. It would 1) introduce a common methodology on civilian capabilities and thereby foster coherence 2) establish a forward-looking approach to capability planning and 3) foster cooperation between member states which share the same priorities. The author also proposes a way forward to implement the review process. 

Reference: B├Âttcher, C. (2019). The first year of the Compact: how the review process can make civilian CSDP more capable, DGAPKompakt, 10/2019 (20). 


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