The EU and its mission are increasingly becoming complicit in the maintenance of the status quo. If the current authoritarian backslide of the PA continues, the EU and its mission will be increasingly criticized for financing, professionalizing, and legitimizing a highly politicized and democratically unaccountable police force. This is a polar opposite of the EU’s foreign policy values and far from its own envisioned approach to security sector reforms.
Co-authored with Filip Ejdus. Published at Sada, Carnegie’s Middle East Program, 15 August 2017