Security Governance, Subsidiarity, and UN-AU Partnership in Somalia

Authors: Brooke Coe and Kathryn Nash

This paper seeks to address three main questions, using Somalia as a case study:
1) How are non-Western regional organisations (ROs) engaging in peacemaking and peacebuilding?
2) How are local actors receiving and perceiving these interventions?
3) Do these ROs’ approaches overlap, compete with, or complement approaches by traditional peacebuilders, such as the United Nations (UN)?

The Global Transitions Series looks at fragmentations in the global order and how these impact peace and transition settlements. It explores why and how different third-party actors – state, intergovernmental, and non-governmental – intervene in conflicts, and how they see themselves contributing to reduction of conflict and risks of conflict relapse. The series critically assesses the growth and diversification of global and regional responses to contemporary conflicts. It also asks how local actors are navigating this multiplicity of mediators and peacebuilders and how this is shaping conflict outcomes and post-conflict governance.