UN peacekeeping mandate in DRC renewed but number of troops reduced

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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.

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Nationalism: Russian Hybrid Warfare

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Cynthia M. Lardner

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Soft Power in the Middle East: The Invisible Skirmish

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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 approach: soft power. It is obvious that such forces have found in soft power an efficient tool that can achieve what tanks and jets failed to do. In this article, four soft power models in the Middle East are assessed and analysed: Iran and Oman.

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

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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.

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Nigeria’s leadership roles in Africa

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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 of its poor neighbours.

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Calm returns to South Sudanese Protection of Civilians site after disturbances

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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).

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Co-operation between UN mission and DRC army resumes

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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.

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