Peace operations comprise peacekeeping – the provision of temporary postconflict security by internationally mandated forces – and peacebuilding – those efforts undertaken by the international community to help a war-torn society create a self-sustaining peace.
By Alison Giffen:
Twenty years ago, a genocide unfolded across Rwanda, killing over half a million people in the shadow of UN peacekeepers and under the watch of the international… Read More »
By William Durch:
In 1988, the great powers rediscovered the United Nations as an instrument of international security. In 1990, Stimson began its work monitoring and assessing the… Read More »
By Jessica Sun:
From UAVs to advanced mapping technology, the United Nations is turning to 21st century tools to meet modern peacekeeping challenges. According to Hervé Ladsous, the… Read More »
By Jillian Foerster:
It is no secret that businesses make calculations in pursuit of profit. Nonetheless, satisfying shareholders can be compatible with social and… Read More »
By William J. Durch and James A. Schear -- Will U.S. peacekeepers be heading to the West Bank?
Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas recently stirred controversy when he suggested that… Read More »
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