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Strife Series on United Nations Peacekeeping, Part II – Security Challenges in UN Peacekeeping Operations: How Best to “Fight Back”?

April 5, 2018

By Lenoy Barkai   On 7 December 2018, fifteen Peacekeepers from the United Nations Organisation Stabilisation Mission in the Democratic Republic of Congo (MONUSCO) were killed when armed rebels attacked one of their forward operating bases in North Kivu.[1] The attack raised the estimated death toll of UN Peacekeepers killed in malicious attacks in 2017 to … Continue reading “Strife Series on United Nations Peacekeeping, Part II – Security Challenges in UN Peacekeeping Operations: How Best to “Fight Back”?”


Strife Series on United Nations Peacekeeping: Peacekeeping has never been harder – Introduction

March 30, 2018

By Felix Manig The year 2018 marks the 70th anniversary of United Nations Peacekeeping, one of the organisation’s primary tools for maintaining international peace and security. Over 110,000 peacekeepers currently serve in 15 missions around the world. Based on the three basic principles of consent, impartiality, and non-use of force except in self-defence and defence … Continue reading “Strife Series on United Nations Peacekeeping: Peacekeeping has never been harder – Introduction”


Impact of New Technologies on United Nations Peacekeeping Operations

July 6, 2017

By Felix Manig Rapid technological advancements are changing the nature of warfare and military operations, with serious implications for peace and security. At present, states are investing immense sums into the research and development of emerging technologies for their national security. This phenomenon is led by the U.S. government which approves nearly $3 billion annually … Continue reading “Impact of New Technologies on United Nations Peacekeeping Operations”


Canada Needs to Rethink Foreign Policy: Peacekeeping isn’t the Answer

October 20, 2015

By: Zachary Wolfraim The election of Justin Trudeau and the Liberal Party on 19 October marks the end of a decade of Prime Minister Harper’s dominance in Ottawa. After a grueling 78-day campaign, voters convincingly rejected the Harper government and put a majority Liberal government in place for the first time in 15 years. This … Continue reading “Canada Needs to Rethink Foreign Policy: Peacekeeping isn’t the Answer”


Peacekeeping in Haiti: a laboratory for pacification in Rio de Janeiro?

May 28, 2015

By Christoph Harig: With contingents of up to 3200 soldiers, over twice the number of the country’s current contribution to the UN Stabilisation Mission in Haiti (MINUSTAH), the Brazilian Armed Forces are at present occupying large parts of the favela agglomeration Complexo da Maré in Rio de Janeiro. After the mission in Alemão and Penha … Continue reading “Peacekeeping in Haiti: a laboratory for pacification in Rio de Janeiro?”


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