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Why UN peacekeeping operations must not become counter-terrorism missions
Comment & analysis

Why UN peacekeeping operations must not become counter-terrorism missions

Increased pressure on UN peacekeeping operations to engage in counter-terrorism risk bogging down blue helmets in unwinnable wars and destroying their claim to impartiality in the process. This short-term thinking could change UN peacekeeping as we know it. 

7 September 2018
New UK counter-terror strategy lacks a coherent approach to conflict overseas
Comment & analysis

New UK counter-terror strategy lacks a coherent approach to conflict overseas

The UK’s updated counter terrorism strategy (CONTEST) acknowledges the links between terror threats in the UK and conflict overseas. Yet it fails to apply the hard lessons from flawed UK counter-terror and stabilisation efforts overseas in recent years. It is thus a missed opportunity to show how the UK can reduce the terror threat at home by coherently promoting peace abroad, argues Bénédicte Goderiaux.

4 July 2018
The EU’s new financial framework must not fortify Europe at the expense of peace
Comment & analysis

The EU’s new financial framework must not fortify Europe at the expense of peace

The European Commission (EC) released its proposal for the new EU Multi-Annual Financial Framework (MFF) 2021-2027 on 2 May. Given its heavy focus on migration, border management and security, Kloé Tricot O'Farrell and Luca Venchiarutti ask whether the EC's proposal will fortify Europe at the expense of its peace commitments.

9 May 2018