Multilateral Issues and Crisis Management

B
2010/11: B+ / B-

The EU’s member states endured a frustrating year of multilateral diplomacy. They were unable to persuade Russia or China to approve action over Syria at the UNSC, while the Obama administration blocked progress towards a UN conventional arms-trade treaty – a European priority. For the second year in a row, the G20 summit was overshadowed by the euro crisis, which put European leaders on the defensive. However, the EU did take tentative steps towards revitalising its crisis management operations, authorising small, new security assistance missions to Niger, South Sudan, and the Horn of Africa. The European Council also mandated a larger mission to train Malian troops as part of a broader response to the country’s collapse. These missions may be cost-effective alternatives to larger military and civilian deployments, but it is possible that they lack the resources and ambition to make much of an impact. [...]

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Key Elements of the International System - Grade: B-
Category Unity Resources Outcome Total Grade
65 - European policy in the G8 and G20 and Bretton Woods Institutions 3/5 5/5 4/10 12/20 B-
66 - UN reform 2/5 2/5 3/10 7/20 C-
67 - European policy on non-proliferation 4/5 4/5 3/10 11/20 B-
68 - European policy  on the World Trade Organization 5/5 4/5 4/10 13/20 B

 

International Justice - Grade: B+
Category Unity Resources Outcome Total Grade
69 - European policy on human rights at the UN 4/5 4/5 7/10 15/20 B+
70 – European policy  on the ICC and ad international tribunals 4/5 3/5 7/10 14/20 B+

 

Climate Change and Development - Grade: B-
Category Unity Resources Outcome Total Grade
71 – Climate change 4/5 3/5 6/10 13/20 B
72 - Development aid and global health 2/5 3/5 6/10 11/20 B-

 

Humanitarian Relief - Grade: B+
Category Unity Resources Outcome Total Grade
73 - Humanitarian response 4/5 4/5 5/10 13/20 B
74 - Drought in the Sahel 4/5 4/5 7/10 15/20 B+

 

Peacekeeping - Grade: B-
Category Unity Resources Outcome Total Grade
75 - UN Security Council and Syria 5/5 4/5 3/10 12/20 B-
76 - The Sudans and the DRC 4/5 3/5 4/10 11/20 B-
77 – Mali and the Sahel 4/5 4/5 2/10 10/20 C+
78 – Somalia 4/5 4/5 7/10 15/20 B+
79 – Afghanistan 4/5 3/5 4/10 11/20 B-

 


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