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The Petersberg tasks refer to the scope of EU military missions. A military mission is defined by the requirement that it respond to threats and security challenges with available capabilities. For the EU, both emerging threats and available capabilities have gone through many changes since the inception of the original Petersberg tasks in 1992. This paper explores the changing dimension of EU military missions in response to the changing security environment and the EU’s search for a global strategy.


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Gülnur Aybet
Gülnur Aybet

Gülnur Aybet is Senior Advisor to the President of the Republic of Turkey and Professor at the National Defence University.

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