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26 Feb 2015 description

Michael von der Schulenburg

On 11 June 2014, the UN Secretary-General, speaking in the UN Security Council, expressed his concerns about what he perceived as unprecedented violence and complexity facing present UN peacekeeping operations around the world. He suggested a thorough review of all UN peace operations was necessary ; this paper is intended to make a contribution to this review.

09 Nov 2011 description

Strategic Summary

Mass protests and political upheavals across the Middle East and North Africa, unexpected crises in Kyrgyzstan and Madagascar, ongoing conflicts, long-standing political stalemates, and countries recovering from conflict drove continued reliance on political missions over the past year.

19 Apr 2010 description

Presentation at the Seminar on Robust Peacekeeping: Principles and Practical Guidelines Convened by the French Ministry of Defence (Policy and Strategic Affairs) in Collaboration with the Research Network on Peacekeeping Operations (ROP) of the University of Montreal

By Dr. A.

17 Dec 2009 description

J. Nealin Parker

Center on International Cooperation


Robust peacekeeping and, in particular, protection of civilians garnered significant attention in 2009. In January, the Australian and Uruguayan governments hosted a conference on civilian protection designed to convince wary member states.

08 Mar 2009 description

Executive Summary

The Center for International Cooperation's Security Sector Reform project, funded by the Royal Government of Norway, undertook a comparative study of legislative oversight of security sector reform (SSR) in West Africa during 2008.

The aim of the study is to help strengthen ongoing SSR processes at the national and regional level by identifying shared obstacles and opportunities from three cases, Ghana, Sierra Leone, and Liberia, commissioned from an expert in each of the countries.

Across West Africa, the absence of effective, democratic governance of the …

01 Mar 2009 description

Peacekeeping on the Brink

After several years of continuous expansion, reform and resiliency, in 2008 global peacekeeping was pushed to the brink.

This publication warned in 2006 that peacekeeping faced a risk of overstretch. In 2007 it highlighted the mounting pressures on peacekeeping organizations, while stressing that peace operations had shown surprising resilience. By 2008 peacekeeping was spread increasingly thin, in many respects the victim of its own success.