Afghanistan’s Legacy?

  • Carolin Hilpert
Part of the New Security Challenges Series book series (NSECH)


One of the most controversial recent episodes in Germany’s security policy is the country’s 2011 abstention from the UN Security Council vote on Libya. This section looks at the discussion in Germany, the prevalent explanations and whether Afghanistan played a role in that decision. Given that these discussions did not lead to a German participation in Operation Unified Protector in Libya, this section will not analyze practices or symbols, but only the discourse part of Germany’s strategic culture.


Federal Republic Security Council Security Policy Foreign Minister Military Mission 
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