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The "Joint Arab Force": a stillborn project?

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  Andrea Cofelice
  February 2016



There is a general and growing tendency among regional organisations to create their own standing rapid reaction forces to respond to internal and external threats, also as a consequence of the freezing of the reform process of the United Nations Security Council, which is no longer perceived as the main “provider” of international security. The latest example comes from the African Union, which is on its way to completing the creation of an African Standby Force.[...]