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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August 22, 2014 / By Alison Giffen
U.N. facing unprecedented challenge in South Sudan

By Alison Giffen: 

The U.N. Security Council delegation visiting South Sudan last week came face-to-face with a troubling reality: The country has been seized by an eight-month civil

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August 06, 2014 / By Rachel Stohl
US still arming African governments that use child soldiers

By Rachel Stohl and Jessica Kosmider: 

Fifty heads of state from African governments are meeting to conclude the U.S.-Africa Summit in Washington, DC today. Yet missing from the agenda

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July 29, 2014 / By Alison Giffen
Overcoming obstacles to mass atrocity prevention

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

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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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