El rol de la Unión Africana (UA) en el Cuerno de África a partir del caso de Somalia - AMISOM (2007-2013)
Angulo Ramos, Miguel
The purpose of this paper is to understand the role of the African Union (AU) in the peacekeeping mission of Somalia, AMISOM in the period 2007- 2013. To this end, the work covers geopolitical and historical aspects that have influenced the configuration of the armed conflict in the region in and around Somalia and have gradually led to the creation, evolution and implementation of mechanisms such as peacekeeping missions. Moreover, the approaches of neo-functionalism and neo-regionalism motivate our understanding of the structures and dynamics of the AU and thus, to understand the true nature of their actions and purpose: purposes which tout and claim the promotion of Pan-Africanism. From here, the focus moves to how their role has contributed to the market growth of the military industry in the region, at the expense of the responsibility to protect. Finally, we conclude that these trends have led to the creation of communities of insecurity.