Task-sharing for European security

Publication date:
12/1997
Author:
Dennis Sandole
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With the title I’ve been assigned to talk about, task-sharing, I’m looking at the issue in the context of the title of this section. Also, I’m looking at the issue in the context of the title of the conference, which is broader in scope. Further on, I’m looking at task-sharing in the context of overall European security, and not just in the sense of what the Americans, Spanish, French and others can contribute. In essence, I’ll be looking at task-sharing in the context of designing a peace and security system for post-Cold War Europe that is meant to be achievable: a peace and security “architecture” (to make use of a fashionable word) that is actually coming into place as we speak because of its making use of existing international governmental and non-governmental actors to provide for security on the continent.