UN Peacekeeping Forces: Blind Boxers and Blue-Hatted Sitting Ducks

UN Peacekeeping Forces:  Blind Boxers and Blue-Hatted Sitting Ducks

Richard Self, Vol. 37 Associate Editor “UN Peacekeepers provide security and the political and peacebuilding support to help countries make the difficult, early transition from conflict to peace.”[1]  The stated mission of the United Nations Peacekeeping forces is an admirable one, but in the wake of 2015’s evolving global threats, the principles of the Peacekeeping […]

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The UN’s Global Focal Point: Top-Down Bureaucracy, or Bottom-Up Results?

Stephen H. Packer Vol. 37 Managing Online Content Editor Vol. 36 Associate Editor Introduction The UN’s Global Focal Point for Police, Justice, and Corrections (“GFP”) is now two-and-a-half years old. United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon announced its creation in September 2012, when he appointed the UN Department of Peacekeeping Operations (“DPKO”) and the UN Development […]

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