French Participation in EUNAVFOR Somalia

Fábián, Éva (2019) French Participation in EUNAVFOR Somalia. DEFENCE REVIEW: THE CENTRAL JOURNAL OF THE HUNGARIAN DEFENCE FORCES, 147 (1-2). pp. 117-131. ISSN 2060-1506


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Piracy, once a novel phenomenon in the already altered security environment along Somali coasts following the millennium, has become a factor threatening the stability of the region. This is despite the fact that along African coastlines steady international military presence has always been ensured, since 70 percent of the European Union’s sea trade is conducted through this region. France – putting into action both its political and military powers – has actively participated in the fight against piracy in the region by providing continual as well as situational aid, which in my opinion proves both France’s interest in the region as well as their aspiration to be an all-time leading power in Europe. Moreover, demonstrating and analysing France’s participation might also contribute to pre-planning future naval operations as regards asymmetric conflicts.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: France; Gulf of Aden; Piracy; Somalia; European Union Naval Force – Somalia; EUNAVFOR; French navy;
Subjects: U Military Science / hadtudomány > U1 Military Science (General) / hadtudomány általában
V Naval Science / hajózás, hajóépítés tudománya > V1 Naval Science (General) / hajózás, hajóépítés általában
Depositing User: MTMT SWORD
Date Deposited: 07 Jan 2020 15:21
Last Modified: 07 Jan 2020 15:21

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