Europe in the World

Afghanistan: Europe's credibility test

24 March 2009

Afghanistan represents a pivotal test for Europe’s hopes of crafting a strong new strategic partnership with the US and for the EU’s credibility as a global security actor. This Policy Brief by Shada Islam and Eva Gross argues that the Union needs to put both Afghanistan and Pakistan higher up its political agenda; coordinate and consolidate Europe’s different programmes, policies and representations; and take immediate action to ensure the success of its hitherto less-than-impressive EUPOL police mission.

Afghanistan: Europe's credibility test

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Programme Team

Head of Europe in the World programme and Senior Fellow

Giovanni Grevi

Researcher in EU energy and climate policy, Institute of European Studies, Free University of Brussels

Marco Giuli

Senior Policy Analysts

Paul Ivan
Amanda Paul

Junior Policy Analyst

Ivano di Carlo