South African peacekeepers on patrol in North Kivu, DR Congo
EPA/EFE/Hugh Kinsella Cunningham
UN peacekeeping missions need to adapt to the complexities of active conflict situations.
Gambia’s President-elect Adama Barrow waves after his inauguration at Gambia’s embassy in Dakar, Senegal. But will he be able to go home?
Military intervention is sanctioned and executed by states. It is thus always a function of state interests rather than the objective enforcement of law. The case of The Gambia is no different.
The problem with Syria is that all sides have their own reasons for acting the way they do – and they all think they're right.
Urgent business: the UN Security Council discusses Gaza and the downing of flight MH17.
On Thursday July 17, 298 people lost their lives when Flight MH17 was downed in eastern Ukraine. Almost immediately accusations were made that the aircraft had been shot down by pro-Russian separatists…