Why the EU's Ebola response doesn't add up

While the U.S. has sent 3,000 troops to fight Ebola in West Africa, the European Union is still debating how to act more effectively on the ground. That's because the EU lacks an operation strategy to make the best use of its assets, two experts from a Brussels-based think tank write in this exclusive commentary.

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About the authors

  • Volker Hauck

    Volker Hauck is head of the conflict, security and resilience program at the European Centre for Development Policy Management. He joined the organization in 1998 as senior program officer for capacity development and led ECDPM's knowledge management and communications from 2007 to 2012.
  • Sophie Desmidt

    Sophie Desmidt is a conflict, security and resilience research assistant with the European Centre for Development Policy Management. Before joining the ECDPM, she worked as an EU advocacy assistant for Human Rights Watch in Brussels.