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South Sudan’s President Salva Kiir (right) and his deputy Riek Machar shake hands in Addis Ababa to signify a peace deal in September, 2018. AFP via Getty Images

Kiir and Machar: insights into South Sudan’s strongmen

Kiir and Machar have been pivotal figures in most of South Sudan’s short history as an independent nation.
The number of Canadian peacekeeping forces deployed around the world is at an all-time low. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Lars Hagberg

UN Security Council: Actually, the world doesn’t need more Canada

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.
UN peacekeepers from South Africa in Goma, eastern Democratic Republic of Congo in 2012. EPA/Dai Kurokawa

Realism should guide the next generation of UN peacekeeping

The UN’s mandate must evolve to navigate new realities that include intra-state wars, non-state actors, and transnational crime.

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