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.

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July 25, 2014 / By William Durch
Since the U.N.’s organizational “reboot”

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

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July 10, 2014
Equipping a UN peacekeeping force for the future

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

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May 15, 2014
Private business and peacebuilding: more than a burden of funding

By Jillian Foerster: 

It is no secret that businesses make calculations in pursuit of profit.  Nonetheless, satisfying shareholders can be compatible with social and

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March 12, 2014 / By William Durch, James A. Schear
Boots on the Ground

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

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March 06, 2014 / By Gerson Sher
Russia, Ukraine And Sanctions: A Double-Edged Sword

By Gerson Sher - Unraveling the events in Ukraine, and the reaction in Russia, is another exercise in peeling back the layers of the onion of Russian imperial history. While most of the

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