New ZIF Policy Briefing | The Future of African Peace Operations: Time to Adjust the Operational Design

AMISOM/Omar Abdisalam

AMISOM/Omar Abdisalam

AMISOM/Ilyas Ahmeds

02.06.2015

In 2015 the African Standby Force (ASF) is meant to reach full operational capability. Despite the significant progress which has been attained however, the development of the ASF has been uneven to date. Unsatisfied with these delays, the African Union in 2013 decided to establish an African Capacity for the Immediate Response to Crises (ACIRC) as a quick reaction force until the ASF was ready. Neither the ASF nor the ACIRC however – argues Walter Lotze in the new ZIF Policy Briefing – will be able to provide Africa sufficiently with the peace support operations capabilities it requires. What is needed instead is an adjustment of the operational design for African peace support operations which better corresponds to the realities and needs of the African continent.

Read the ZIF Policy Briefing "The Future of African Peace Operations: Time to Adjust the Operational Design" here.