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CIAO DATE: 05/03

NATO, OSCE, EU: Role Models for Southern Africa?

Bjørn Møller

Copenhagen Peace Research Institute
October 2002

Europe is special in several important respects. Hence, one should always be cautious about using the European experience as a model for other regions. Nevertheless, there may be some lessons to be learned, and these will be highlighted in the following. The paper focuses on those aspects of the European experience which appear particularly relevant for security in a moderately enlarged sense of the term. The suggestions of what may be relevant for (Southern) Africa are deliberately very tentative, as this is a question that the Africans themselves will have to resolve.