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Post-interventionist or new responsible? Europe as a security provider

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The reigning mood in Europe certainly appeared to be ‘post-interventionist’. With the end of a long drawn-out and inconclusive deployment to Afghanistan finally in sight and with defense budgets under heavy pressure everywhere, the appetite for new operations seemed to be at an all-time low. And then came Libya.

in Gerhard Kümmel and Bastian Giegerich (eds), The Armed Forces: Towards a Post-Interventionist Era?, Schriftenreihe des Zentrums für Militärgeschichte und Sozialwissenschaften der Bundeswehr, Vol. 14, 2013.
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