EU Security Missions and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

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Routledge, 2017 - Arab-Israeli conflict - 164 pages
Cover -- Title -- Copyright -- Dedication -- Contents -- List of figures and tables -- List of abbreviations -- Acknowledgements -- 1 Introduction -- 1 The EU and the Palestinian-Israeli conflict: a need for a re-visit? -- 2 The game changers - EUPOL COPPS and EUBAM Rafah: an overview -- 3 EUPOL COPPS and EUBAM Rafah: what do we already know? -- 4 Research questions -- 5 Theoretical framework -- 6 Methodology -- 2 EU foreign policy formulation process: intergovernmentalism and supra-nationalism -- 1 A riddle to solve: the EU foreign policy formulation as a theoretical challenge -- 2 Competing theories, competing explanations: the EU's international role in the midst of theoretical debates -- 3 Comprehending the incomprehensible: matching real-world politics with the world of theories -- 4 Intergovernmentalism, neo-functionalism and beyond -- 5 Dynamics of policy formulation: who affects what and how -- 6 Variables and actors: the interactions matrix -- 7 Contours of the analytical framework -- 8 Conclusion -- 3 The EU foreign policy machinery: who does what and how? -- 1 Introduction -- 2 The EU foreign policy formulation process: who does what and how? -- 3 The mission's creation process: who does what and how? -- 4 Conclusion -- 4 A never-ending story: the EU and the Middle East conflict -- 1 Introduction -- 2 The phased intervention: the EU and the Palestinian-Israeli conflict -- 3 The crescendo of integration and involvement: EU foreign policy and the Middle East conflict -- 4 Conclusion -- 5 Seeking a role or seeking reform: EUPOL COPPS and the Palestinian Authority security sector reform -- 1 Introduction -- 2 The second Intifada, PA reform and the "window of opportunity": the political and strategic context of the EUPOL COPPS formulation process -- 3 The long road to EUPOL COPPS -- 4 Conclusion

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Amr El-Sayed Nasr El-Din El-Sayed is a former DAAD scholar at Universität Osnabrück, Germany, where he earned his PhD. He is currently a Diplomat at the Egyptian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Egypt.

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