Many countries are currently involved in conflicts far away from their national borders. Researchers around the world have discussed the globalization of international conflict and how a state-centric perspective no longer applies to the analysis of modern conflicts. But how does a intrastate conflict of a country become an international problem? Why do governments send their men and women in harms way in conflicts that poses no apparent threat to their nations? This book explores the role of the EU as a peacekeeper in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. More specifically, it investigates how the EU perception of the conflict has shaped the instruments used in the intervention and analyzes the difference in impact between civil and military interventions. Building on securitization theory and theory of security governance the author analytically separates the subjective construction of the conflict, the governance of the intervention – how the EU links the instrument to the current phase of the conflict – and the impact of the intervention.