Post Tagged with: "peacekeeping"

The Immunity Dilemma: Peacekeepers’ Crimes and the UN’s Response

The Immunity Dilemma: Peacekeepers’ Crimes and the UN’s Response

While the unwillingness to levy accountability on peacekeepers is unsatisfying to victims it does not have to be determinant of the UN’s ability to prevent future crimes.

Image by UN Photo (Marie Frechon)

The UN’s Shame: Sexual Exploitation and Abuse in UN Peacekeeping

The UN’s Zero-Tolerance Policy simply does not work and neither a particularly good job protecting the local population nor, for that matter, the UN’s reputation.

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.

Sexual Abuse and Sexual Exploitation in Conflict Situations as a Security Risk

Sexual Abuse and Sexual Exploitation in Conflict Situations as a Security Risk

Child abuse should be declared a collective security problem. The widespread nature of child abuse in UN missions requires appropriate response from the Security Council.

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.

Mothers of Srebrenica v the Netherlands: The Law as Constraint for Peacekeeping?

Mothers of Srebrenica v the Netherlands: The Law as Constraint for Peacekeeping?

Balancing the expectations raised by peacekeeping and the legal remedies should make future tort claims as a response to failed peacekeeping missions less plausible.

Review Feature – The Privatisation of Military Force

Review Feature – The Privatisation of Military Force

This review feature examines three books analysing private military firms and finds they each offer a valuable take on the private sector’s role in peacekeeping.

Interview – Johan Galtung

Interview – Johan Galtung

Professor Johan Galtung discusses his career, offers his thoughts on the crisis in Crimea, UN peacekeeping missions and offers advice for young scholars of IR.

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.

Review – Gender, Sex and the Postnational Defence

Review – Gender, Sex and the Postnational Defence

In Gender, Sex and the Postnational Defence, Annica Kronsell challenges an assumption that gender mainstreaming is more achievable than gender parity in military organisations.

The Western Sahara Peace Process: Tragedy or Farce?

The Western Sahara Peace Process: Tragedy or Farce?

The UN mandate to achieve a political solution that will afford Western Sahara its long denied right to self-determination is a farce and everyone knows it.

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