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British Minister for the Armed Forces visits the UK Engineering Contingent supporting the UN Mission in South Sudan. 

British peacekeepers in South Sudan are continuing their support to the UNMISS mission of protecting civilians and improving stability in the country. 

Armed Forces Minister Mike Penning visited the UK Contingent at Malakal and Bentiu yesterday where almost 100 personnel are carrying out engineering tasks in support of UNMISS. The Royal Engineers are preparing for the main deployment of nearly 400 peacekeeping troops over the coming months. 

The UK Engineers are dedicated to carrying out engineering work which will improve critical logistic routes and security at Malakal and Bentiu Protection of Civilian sites. As more troops arrive, they will build a permanent field hospital at Bentiu over 1,800 UN personnel.

Brexit and the Consequences for International Peacebuilding

The UK’s departure from the EU might arguably leave not only the UK but also the EU more inward-looking and less engaged in world affairs.

Studying Conflict and Practicing Peacebuilding

Studying Conflict and Practicing Peacebuilding

To overcome the ‘epistemological gap’ that reflects the limits of our current knowledge it is imperative for scholars to study war and peace together.

Feeling For the Game: How Emotions Shape Listening in Peacebuilding Partnerships

Feeling For the Game: How Emotions Shape Listening in Peacebuilding Partnerships

Interpreting emotions are not considered relevant to being a competent peace building practitioner, but paying attention to it helps us to listen and identify obstacles.

Why Understanding Religion Matters in Post-conflict Zones

Why Understanding Religion Matters in Post-conflict Zones

Examining the doctrines of religious institutions can help understand their relation to the international community in times of conflict, peacebuilding and development.

Power-sharing in Africa: Does It Still Have a Role to Play?

Power-sharing in Africa: Does It Still Have a Role to Play?

Despite its bleak results, power-sharing should not yet be dismissed altogether because it still offers the most promising tool for dealing with deeply-divided places.

Review – Alternative and Bottom-Up Peace Indicators

Review – Alternative and Bottom-Up Peace Indicators

While helpfully presenting the limitations of top-down evaluation and the challenges facing bottom-up approaches, this volume leaves the reader wanting a more comprehensive engagement.

The Effectiveness of Peacekeeping during Civil War

The Effectiveness of Peacekeeping during Civil War

Research on cases of failure and success within and across peacekeeping operations should include the strengths of the quantitative approach and the power of ethnography.

Review – Local and Global Dynamics of Peacebuilding

Review – Local and Global Dynamics of Peacebuilding

Cubitt’s analysis of post-conflict reconstruction in Sierra Leone offers a unique case study for the critical and empirical examination of liberal peace-making.

Review – Rethinking Peacebuilding

Review – Rethinking Peacebuilding

This book takes up the challenge of reframing both peacebuilding theory and practice to better address questions related to the relationship between peace and justice in contemporary peacebuilding.

Review – Peacebuilding and NGOs

Review – Peacebuilding and NGOs

Drawing on the case study of Cambodia, this look at NGO contributions to peacebuilding debates the balance of power between the liberal peace system, the state and civil society.

Review – The Peace In Between

Review – The Peace In Between

This book provides a broad spectrum of how international actors engage in peacebuilding and training for self-defence, and how local actors interact with each other after a war has ended.

The Linear Mindset in the UN Engagement with Timor-Leste

The Linear Mindset in the UN Engagement with Timor-Leste

Timor-Leste is portrayed as a successful case of UN intervention. However, this perception of Timor-Leste as a success is misguided and plays an important role in regards to the use of UN peace instruments and also in regards to the very credibility of the UN itself.

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