Research Paper No. 89 - 2020

THE EUROPEAN UNION TRAINING MISSION AND THE STRUGGLE FOR A NEW MODEL ARMY IN MALI

11
Feb

The constant deterioration of the security environment in Mali since 2016 has drawn renewed attention to the state of Mali’s armed and security forces, as well as outside assistance to rebuilding them. With over 500 staff and an annual budget of €16 million, the European Union Training Mission (EUTM Mali) is Mali’s largest security force assistance provider in terms of training and advise. This paper outlines seven contextual, political and operational challenges that continue to hamper the impact of security force assistance. Taken together, they underscore the shared responsibilities of both recipients and providers with respect to the modest results of security force assistance.

 

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Chercheur(s) associés à cette actualité

Dr Denis TULL

Chercheur Afrique de l'Ouest