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Posts Tagged ‘Peacekeeping’

UN peacekeeping mandate in DRC renewed but number of troops reduced

Kenny Katombe/Reuters   By Sylvain Muyali On Friday March 31st in New York, the UN Security Council voted on Resolution 2348, recommending that the Congolese peacekeeping force MONUSCO‘s mandate be renewed for another year to prevent the intensification of violence in the DRC.

Nationalism: Russian Hybrid Warfare

By Cynthia M. Lardner

Soft Power in the Middle East: The Invisible Skirmish

Morteza Nikoubazl/Reuters   By Dr. Fadi Elhusseini The Middle East continues to be of major geostrategic importance. Global powers found, in recent developments, an opportunity to chart their way into the region; sending troops and reinforcements, rebuilding alliances and restoring old relations. Amidst this chaotic environment, a number of regional forces opted to adopt a different […]

Justice, Security and Rule of Law: How the United Nations Security Council Has Failed You

Sergei Karpukhin/Reuters   By Cynthia M. Lardner In today’s turbulent world “…three core themes come to the fore: justice, security, and rule of law,” stated Dr. Abi Williams, President of The Hague Institute for Global Justice, who has previously served under United Nations Secretary Generals Kofi Annan and Ban Ki-moon.

Nigeria’s leadership roles in Africa

By Durodola Tosin Nigeria’s leadership roles in Africa have been evident since its year of independence. It is a well-known fact that over the years, Nigeria’s foreign policy has consistently been Afro-centric in nature. This is based on the belief that the security well-being of the country is hinged on the security and material wellbeing […]

Calm returns to South Sudanese Protection of Civilians site after disturbances

By Peter Louis On Saturday at approximately 11:30am a fight broke out between individuals of two different internally displaced communities (IDP) in the market area within the Juba protection of civilians site (POC 1).

Co-operation between UN mission and DRC army resumes

By Darell Maurice The resumption of military co-operation between the FARDC and MONUSCO, the Unitd Nations’ peacekeeping mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, in tracking down armed groups in the east of the Republic was discussed at the UN’s weekly meeting with the press.

‘Stemming the Ripples’: Revisiting NATO, Pakistan and the Taliban Albatross

By Anant Mishra Introduction Afghanistan and Pakistan lie in central and southern Asia, a region defined by rugged mountains and valleys. For centuries, the area has been a point of contention for the major powers of each age.As a result of these great power struggles, as well as internal rivalries, the people of Afghanistan and […]

UN reaffirm need to protect women and girls in DRC

  By Darell Maurice Saturday 11th July marked the 26th anniversary of World Population Day, a day inaugurated by the Governing Council of the United Nations Population Fund to draw the international community’s attention to the urgency and importance of population issues. The theme this year was “The vulnerable populations in emergency situations.”

United Nations peacekeeping chiefs meet with DR Congo President and PM for talks

  By Sylvain Muyali A meeting took place last week in Kinshasa, the capital city of the Democratic Republic of the Congo between United Nations peacekeeping representatives and DRC officials to resolve earlier differences between MONUSCO and the Congolese army (FARDC).

Discussing ‘Peacebuilding’ and ‘Post War Recovery’

  By Anant Mishra Nations that are gripped in war, at the final stage of conflict, have the obligation to transform from a state of war to a state of peace and stability. This period however is a phase of severe instability and economic slowdown in the region, thus the condition becomes extremely difficult for […]