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Incompatible Bedfellows: UN Peace Operations and Counter-terrorism
Comment & analysis

Incompatible Bedfellows: UN Peace Operations and Counter-terrorism

Predictions of the demise of United Nations peacekeeping have so far been premature. The world is adrift in a sea of volatility. Current trends – including rising conflict, authoritarianism, and heavy-handed security practices – mean there will be plenty of “peace” for UN operations to keep in the next decade.

29 September 2020
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