On/Off SSR: A Crisis for EU Security Provision

On Sept. 30, the EU mission to support police reform in the DRC formally closed. The second EU mission in the country, EUSEC, which contributes to reforming the defence sector, will maintain a limited presence until mid-2015. The author argues these closures highlight the failure of the EU to put its own SSR approach into practice. On/off SSR of this type will not contribute to genuine reform and undermines EU engagement in the DRC.

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