AMISOM: charting a new course for African Union peace missions

The APSTA Peacekeeping This Month is pleased to share with you a recent article from the African Security Review Online Journal, titled “AMISOM: charting a new course for African Union peace missions”, that argues for the need for the AU to articulate a PSO doctrine appropriate to the types of missions which the AU undertakes, both now and in the near future.

The article is based on an extensive review of official documents and academic literature on AMISOM, complemented by in-depth interviews with military commanders and senior political officials from AMISOM, its troop and police contributors, the Somalia Federal Government, and UN personnel.

In its conclusion, as per the AMISOM experience, the article emphasizes the fact that there is a need for the AU to coherent a PSO doctrine suitable for the types of missions which the AU needs to undertake. In addition, it underscores the need for embedding military strategies within comprehensive political processes including state building, as well as embarking on the difficult but vital and genuine reconciliation process.

To download and read the full article from the source, click here.

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