The region’s forces are seen as important in addressing the long-running conflict in the DRC – but their involvement is complicated.
There are advantages to a regional force overseen by the East African Community – particularly as the bloc is leading new political talks.
Consolidating peace efforts across the vast territory has proved difficult for close to three decades. Scholars explain why.
In the name of contributing to the reconstruction of Syria, is the EU rehabilitating Bashar Al-Assad?
Violence in the Democratic Republic of Congo is used to win a place in government, not to overthrow it. And it keeps working.
Canada is connected to the Democratic Republic of Congo through the global economy, international peacekeeping efforts and migration. We must not ignore violence because it’s far away.
DRC has the highest number of allegations of sexual abuse by UN peacekeepers – yet no systematic research on the claims of their abandoned children has existed until now.
UN peacebuilding missions require much cooperation and negotiation.
Protests are likely to continue over the coming months, particularly in the run-up to the Congo presidential elections next year.
The UN has been working for 20 years to increase the number of female peacekeepers – but countries that give their troops to the UN are reluctant to put more women in active combat.
The UN mission is being held responsible for something the Congolese state should be doing.
Peacekeeping missions grab the headlines when they’re associated with tragedy and death – but that isn’t their full story.
The UN voted to extend its presence in South Sudan for another year. However, its success in the country faces many challenges.
Kiir and Machar have been pivotal figures in most of South Sudan’s short history as an independent nation.
Tens of thousands of Ukrainians are using humanitarian corridors to leave the country. But these routes are often announced for political reasons and do not always offer safety
Peacekeeping had been in decline before COVID-19, but they are vital tools in the UN’s armoury.
Canada sees itself as a peacekeeper and an independent voice in global affairs. The recent vote for a seat on the UN Security Council shows the world doesn’t agree with that image.
United Nations peacekeeping operations need to be refashioned to meet the needs of an ever evolving world.
The UN missions deployed around the world to manage conflict and protect civilians need to be assessed in a manner that accurately reflects their successes and failures.
The Chinese model of peace differs fundamentally from that pursued by western nations.