Projecting Resilience Across the Mediterranean

  • Eugenio Cusumano
  • Stefan  Hofmaier

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxi
  2. Eugenio Cusumano, Stefan Hofmaier
    Pages 1-16
  3. Rosanne Anholt, Wolfgang Wagner
    Pages 17-36
  4. Jeffrey A. Larsen, Kevin Koehler
    Pages 37-62
  5. Christian Kaunert, Sarah Léonard, Ori Wertman
    Pages 87-102
  6. Luca Franza, Coby van der Linde, Pier Stapersma
    Pages 125-145
  7. Matteo Villa, Arturo Varvelli
    Pages 147-167
  8. Luca Raineri, Edoardo Baldaro
    Pages 169-187
  9. Chiara Ruffa, Sebastiaan Rietjens, Emma Nygren
    Pages 189-203
  10. Nick Pounds, Rudolf Keijzer
    Pages 205-226
  11. Eugenio Cusumano, Nathan Cooper
    Pages 295-314
  12. Back Matter
    Pages 315-324

About this book


This book examines the strategies pursued by the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) and the European Union (EU) to foster resilience in the Middle East, Maghreb and Sahel regions, ranging from military operations to humanitarian assistance. Thanks to its constructive ambiguity, resilience can bring together policy communities and connect sponsors of reform with local societies, but also bridge rifts between and within the EU and NATO. However, existing resilience-based policies are fraught with policy, theoretical and normative dilemmas. This volume examines these dilemmas by including international relations, European politics and area studies scholars, as well as practitioners from armed forces, international organisations, humanitarian NGOs and think tanks.

Eugenio Cusumano is Assistant Professor in International Relations at Leiden University, The Netherlands.

Stefan Hofmaier is Lieutenant Colonel in the German Army working at the Civil-Military Cooperation Centre of Excellence at The Hague, The Netherlands.


North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) European Union (EU) Mediterranean security military operations humanitarian assistance migration migrant crisis Middle East Maghreb region Sahel region European politics resilience in Middle East security studies conflict prevention NATO’s New Mission Civil-Military Cooperation in Mediterranean conflict resolution regional security counter-terrorism cooperation foreign policy

Editors and affiliations

  • Eugenio Cusumano
    • 1
  • Stefan  Hofmaier
    • 2
  1. 1.LeidenThe Netherlands
  2. 2.The HagueThe Netherlands

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