Working paper on EU policies towards Iraq

Ingo Peters, Enver Ferhatovic, Siddarth Tripathi, Rabea Heinemann

This working paper analyses the EU’s output effectiveness in Iraq.

A well-founded analysis of the EU’s effectiveness in conflict and crisis management in its extended neighbourhood requires a concise sketch of the context of EU engagement. Hence the following aspects have to be addressed: a) the origins and evolution of conflict and crisis, b) the involvement of international actors other than the EU, that is non-EU states (e.g., the United States, Turkey, Iran) or international organizations (e.g., the United Nations, the World Bank), and c) an overview of EU engagement and its variety of policies in each of the three cases - Afghanistan, Iraq and Mali.

 The latter will provide the respective ‘universe of possible cases(-in-case)’ and a reasoned choice for the following in-depth analysis of the features of EU crisis response across cases and a systematic evaluation of EU crisis response policy in its output dimension. Moreover, this will facilitate a systematic comparison across cases by identifying commonalities and differences in EU crisis response.