CCOE Books

Projecting Resilience Across the Mediterranean
By Eugenio Cusumano & Stefan Hofmaier

“The previous volume sponsored by the Civil-Military Cooperation Centre of Excellence (CCOE) mainly focused on hybrid threats at NATO's Eastern flank. This new book offers an insightful analysis of resilience-building initiatives at the Southern end of the Mediterranean basin, an equally topical subject with key implications for European security.” (Colonel Wolfgang Paulik, Director, NATO Centre of Excellence on Civil-Military Cooperation)

“A must-read for anybody interested in the Middle East, Maghreb and Sahel. Thanks to its in-depth strategic assessments, this book will help you navigate the complexity of these regions and better understand where and how the EU and NATO can prompt and sustain positive change” (Florence Gaub, Deputy Director, European Union Institute for Security Studies)

This book examines the strategies pursued by the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) and the European Union (EU) to foster resilience in the Middle East, Maghreb and Sahel regions, ranging from military operations to humanitarian assistance. Thanks to its constructive ambiguity, resilience can bring together policy communities and connect sponsors of reform with local societies, but also bridge rifts between and within the EU and NATO. However, existing resilience-based policies are fraught with policy, theoretical and normative dilemmas. This volume examines these dilemmas by including international relations, European politics and area studies scholars, as well as practitioners from armed forces, international organisations, humanitarian NGOs and think tanks.

Eugenio Cusumano is Assistant Professor in International Relations at Leiden University, The Netherlands.

Stefan Hofmaier is Lieutenant Colonel in the German Army, former Branch Chief at the Civil-Military Cooperation Centre of Excellence in The Hague, The Netherlands.

ISBN-10: 3030236404, ISBN-13: 978-3030236403


A Civil-Military Response to Hybrid Threats
By Eugenio Cusumano & Marian Corbe

“Clear and well structured, the book achieves its aim. It will definitely become a reference point for those studying civil-military cooperation approaches to counter societal destabilisation. Given the common challenge of building societal resilience, the book is a call for academics and practitioners to further theoretical sophistication and empirical richness: together they are recognised as the only ways to avoid excessive complexity or vagueness in dealing with hybrid threats and hybrid warfare.” (Giuseppe Fersini, The International Spectator, Vol. 53 (3), 2018)

This edited volume provides scholars and practitioners with an in-depth examination of the role of civil-military cooperation in addressing hybrid threats. As they combine the simultaneous employment of conventional and non-conventional tools and target not only military objectives but governments and societies at large, hybrid threats cannot be countered solely by military means, but require an equally inclusive response encompassing a wide range of military and civilian actors.    

This book, which combines the perspectives of academics, military officers, and officials from international and non-governmental organisations, resorts to different case studies to illustrate the importance of civil-military cooperation in enhancing the resilience of NATO members and partners against a wide range of societal destabilization strategies, thereby contributing to the formulation of a civil-military response to hybrid threats.  

Eugenio Cusumano is an Assistant Professor of International Relations at the University of Leiden, the Netherlands. His research, published in leading security studies journals, concentrates on the role of non-state actors in military operations and humanitarian crises both on land and at sea.  

 Marian Corbe is the former Academic Advisor at NATO’s Civil-Military Cooperation Centre of Excellence in The Hague, The Netherlands, and an officer of the German Armed Forces. 

ISBN-10: 3319607979, ISBN-13: 978-3319607979 



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