This week saw the publication of an ECFR paper that argues that dealing with the euro crisis is distracting the EU from a series of potential crises on Europe’s southern flank that could seriously threaten our interests. In ‘The dangers of distraction: EU crisis management beyond the euro’ Richard Gowan warns that we must pay more attention to what is happening in places like Syria, Libya, Mali, Somalia, Sudan and Yemen, or pay the longer term price. Among other things, Richard suggests building up partnerships with the UN and regional groupings as a cost-effective way of dealing with these crises with the limited resources currently at our disposal.
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