Here Today, Gone Tomorrow: Peace Operations, NATO and the African Union

It is hard to find a government official or security analyst who thinks cooperation between NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization) and the AU (African Union) on peace support operations is a bad idea. There is general agreement on the value of enhanced cooperation on issues such as training and interoperability. However, as Libya and Mali demonstrate, there are limitations to the relevance of the institutional relationship, and the future of peace operations cooperation is likely to be characterized by lead nation initiatives and short-term strategic partnerships.


Dr. Allen G. Sens (Ph.D, Queen’s University), Senior Instructor in the Political Science Department

Note: The introduction to this talk is missing from this recording.