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A chapter on Cybersecurity in "EU Global Strategy and Human Security"

A paper, co-authored with Geneviève Schméder, has been published in the book "EU Global Strategy and Human Security". The EU objective of developing a cyber ‘soft’ power privileging defence, resilience and civil society, sharply contrasts with national cybersecurity policies developed both inside and outside Europe. The paper addresses the main threats induced by cybersecurity and provides a description of the mechanisms put in place by the European Commission in support of cybersecurity to protect the European citizens. It finally outlines the specific nature of the European approach to Cybersecurity.

The book itself provides a timely contribution to the debate over the role of the EU on the global stage and its contribution to peace and security, at a time when these discussions are reinvigorated by the adoption of the EU Global Strategy. It discusses the significance of the Strategic Review and the Global Strategy for the re-articulation of EU conflict prevention, crisis management, peace building, and development policies in the next few years. It also addresses the key issues facing EU security in the 21st century, including the conflicts in Ukraine, Libya and Syria, border security, cyber-security and the role of the private security sector. The book concludes by proposing that the EU adopts a second-generation human security approach to conflicts, as an alternative to geopolitics or the ‘War on Terror’, taking forward the principles of human security and adapting them to 21st-century realities.

Mode details on the book can be found here.