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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.

The World Unites and Disunites: Someone Must Try to Keep It Together

The World Unites and Disunites: Someone Must Try to Keep It Together

If Angelina Jolie speaks for refugees, even the most hard-hearted government listens. A curious populist horizontality has come to accompany the political hierarchy of the UN.

An Mi-26 heavy lift cargo helicopter of the UN Mission in Sudan (UNMIS) is seen landing as UNMIS troops prepare to depart from their mission site in armoured personnel carriers for a patrol around Abyei town.

Humanitarian Interventionism Is Dead, Long Live Humanitarian Interventionism

The consequences of poorly implemented measures can be dire so it’s not just a Responsibility to Protect but a Responsibility to Implement Effective Policy.

Online Resources – The United Nations

Online Resources – The United Nations

Everything you need to know about the United Nations in one multimedia resource collection.

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.

Review – Equal Opportunity Peacekeeping

Review – Equal Opportunity Peacekeeping

A significant contribution to critical debates within IR and gender scholarship that includes a rich empirical analysis of female peacekeepers and their experiences.

Review – The International Law of State Responsibility:  An Introduction

Review – The International Law of State Responsibility: An Introduction

Kolb provides an excellent overview of the international law of state responsibility in a text that should be of interest to students of law and international relations.

Interview – Nina Hall

Interview – Nina Hall

Dr. Nina Hall talks about the links between climate change, refugee flows and violent conflict, the role of NGO’s, and she explains her work on digital activism.

Student Feature – Introduction to International Governmental Organisations

Student Feature – Introduction to International Governmental Organisations

An international governmental organisation (IGO) is an organisation with a membership of only states. It is usually founded upon a treaty, or a multilateral agreement.

The Syria Mechanism: Bridge to Prosecutions or Evidentiary Limbo?

The Syria Mechanism: Bridge to Prosecutions or Evidentiary Limbo?

While an important addition to the international justice landscape, if unsuccessful the Syria Mechanism may create a limbo in which evidence sits unused and ignored.

Has the United Nations Become Irrelevant?

Has the United Nations Become Irrelevant?

Seismic shifts in the global geopolitical landscape and other existential issues make the UN more relevant today than ever before in the seven decades of its existence.

Reagan, Obama, and Israel: Historical Context, Uncomfortable Comparisons

Reagan, Obama, and Israel: Historical Context, Uncomfortable Comparisons

Obama has treaded more lightly with Israel than Reagan and Bush. It is useful to compare recent events to periods of tension from 1981-1982 during Regan’s presidency.

The Environment

The Environment

The world’s states have been able to find common ground in relation to the flagpole issues of global warming and climate change. This trend must continue so that we can live healthily and happily on Planet Earth.

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