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Addressing Humanitarian and Security Needs in Afghanistan

With the end of the withdrawal and evacuation from Afghanistan, two major issues confront US policy. First is how to meet mounting humanitarian needs and save the social development programs that...

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The Pitfalls of UN Peacekeeping in Afghanistan

The Taliban’s increasing stranglehold over Afghanistan and the prospect of the United States (US) military forces leaving generated calls for the United Nations (UN) to deploy a peacekeeping...

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The legal black hole in United Nations counterterrorism

By Ben Saul It is remarkable that two decades of extensive global counterterrorism law and cooperation have proceeded from a normative black hole: the absence of a common definition of terrorism...

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Scenarios for the Future of Peace Operations

When looking to the future of peace operations, as undertaken in the current exercise by the United Nations Department of Peace Operations in the Future of Peacekeeping Operations initiative, it may...

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Learning From Recent Independent Reviews of UN Peace Operations

Independent reviews are increasingly popular tools for evaluating the strategies and performance of United Nations peace operations. They have been requested by both the UN Security Council and the...

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A Decade of Developments in Peace Operations

by Paul D. Williams Since the end of World War II, states and international organizations have deployed nearly 200 peace operations involving military contingents, and they remain the principal...

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