Repositioning the AU’s role in counter-terrorism operations


One of the ways that the African Union (AU) addresses threats to Africa’s security is by authorising or deploying counter-terrorism operations. Such operations are related to, but distinct from peace support operations, which are an AU statutory tool for preventing, managing and resolving crises. This policy brief explains why and how the AU should reposition its role in supporting counter-terrorism operations.

About the author

Dr Jide Okeke is currently affiliated with the Harvard Kennedy School of Government as a Mason Fellow in Public Policy where he is a beneficiary of the John F Kennedy Fellowship. He has previously worked for the African Union Commission and the United Nations Development Programme.

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