Artemis in the Democratic Republic of the Congo: A Necessary “Success Story”

  • Birgit Poopuu
Part of the Rethinking Peace and Conflict Studies book series (RCS)


This chapter investigates the EU’s first autonomous military operation—code-named Artemis—in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). Through the course of the analysis, it becomes visible that the significance of operation Artemis lies in the way that it is discursively mobilised as a success story in articulating a particular, i.e. “credible”, CSDP identity. The analysis reveals the significance of how conflicts are understood—i.e. whose knowledge matters—and the ways in which the EU’s operation was in synch with dominant understandings of the conflict and the implications of this. It goes on to investigate the key themes and partners of the Artemis operation.


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  • Birgit Poopuu
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  1. 1.Department of International PoliticsAberystwyth UniversityAberystwythUK

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