Common Security and Defense Policy (CSDP) is an integral part of the Common Foreign and Security Policy (CFSP) of the European Union. It already includes both military and civilian operations, which are required to preserve peace, prevent conflicts, and conduct humanitarian activities. Therefore, the overall future of CSDP is bright, which means that one can expect that its influence will expand by encompassing a wider range of nations. In terms of institutions based on the Central African Republic’s situation, the United Nations (UN) and EU forces will be the most critical elements of the policy. UN will be most likely to be the main source of the key principles by which the missions are carried out in all sites. EU forces will also get stronger and more advanced because the sheer influence will require and demand that the given institution become more developed.
In the case of CSDP’s strategic culture, the EU and its key members will shift the current culture depending on the global changes. However, the UN’s principles will remain the essential backbone for this aspect. In terms of capabilities, the policy does not merely aid the ones in need because it also actively intervenes in unstable regions. It already brought stabilization in the northern parts of the African continent as well as eastern neighbors of the EU. Therefore, future capabilities will eventually increase through the expansion of the military force. For example, since 2020, the policy is actively enforced in the Central African Republic, and the EU’s influence is more prominent than in the previous interventions. The support state is the EU itself, whereas the laggard one is CAR. More operations will be deployed due to severe destabilization in the region due to the COVID-19 pandemic’s impact.