The changing ASF Geography: From the Intervention Experience in Mali to the African Capacity for Immediate Response to Crises and the Nouakchott Process
Katharina Döring (SFB 1199)
The African Peace and Security Architecture has organized its African Standby Force into five regional forces, creating an African Standby Force geography. By employing a sociospatial lens, this article argues that the intervention experience in Mali has impacted the African Union’s policies on peace and security in the region. It analyzes the African Capacity for Immediate Response to Crises and the Nouakchott Process that were proposed in early 2013 as well as the role of the African Union Commission and member states in their establishment.