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“Their Priority Is Not the People”: Civilian Views on Peace Operations in Africa

“Their priority is not the people of Somalia,” a Somali woman who had recently fled to the Dadaab refugee camp in Kenya said about peacekeepers in her home country. “It is the government and themselves.” Unfortunately, this view is not uniqu Read More...

10 Trends in Peace Operations

The last two years have seen a surge in peace operations. As the data in this review shows, UN deployments grew by 8.5% in 2013 and 2014 to involve over 100,000 soldiers and police officers. In the same period, NATO drew down its presence in Afghanis Read More...

A Background to the Report of the High-Level Panel on Peace Operations

A year ago, when the Secretary-General put forward the idea of a new review of peacekeeping operations, he naturally referred to the Brahimi report. He argued that as the 15-year anniversary of that report approached, it was necessary “to take stoc Read More...

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The Global Peace Operations Review is an interactive web-portal presenting in-depth analysis and detailed data on military peacekeeping operations and civilian-led political missions by the United Nations, regional organizations and ad-hoc coalitions Read More...

Afghanistan

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African Peace Operations

The goal of the Global Peace Operations Review is to provide the most comprehensive overview of multilateral contributions to peacekeeping, conflict prevention, and post-conflict peacebuilding. In doing this, our objective is to take a focus on all p Read More...

Asia and the Pacific

Between Bureaucracy and Adhocracy: Crafting a Spectrum of UN Peace Operations

The array of tools the UN has developed to prevent, manage and resolve conflict has expanded in recent years. They are being deployed in new formats, from political missions and small peacebuilding teams, to large observer missions and multidimension Read More...

Can Attack Helicopters Save U.N. Peacekeeping?

Does U.N. peacekeeping matter? President Barack Obama believes that it does — and he has advocated the cause more forcefully than any of his predecessors since George H. W. Bush, who once looked to the U.N. to help forge a “new world order.” Th Read More...

Can Force Be Useful in the Absence of a Political Strategy? Lessons from the UN missions to the DR Congo

This analysis was initially written for the Center on International Cooperation and the International Peace Institute as part of a series of internal papers for the High Level Independent Panel on Peace Operations. The UN peacekeeping mission in the Read More...

Can we make UN peacekeeping great again?

If UN peacekeeping operations are “at a crossroads” as the Secretary-General told the Security Council on 6 April, then it is a policy and linguistic roundabout. This is the same phrase that a senior official used to describe the Brahimi report i Read More...

Caucasus and Moldova

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Central Africa

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Central African Republic

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Central Asia

Challenges for Human Rights Sections of UN Peace Operations

Recent adaptations of peacekeeping practice are bringing into question the role of civilian components in UN peace operations, notably the human rights sections. When António Guterres succeeds Ban Ki-moon as UN Secretary-General, many problems will Read More...

Choosing Envoys Wisely

This is the third essay in a series of seven that looks at the role of multilateral envoys in peacemaking. Special envoys are, by definition, agents appointed by a principal or a group of principals for a particular task. Yet their scope of power an Read More...

Conflict Prevention

The need for a greater emphasis on conflict prevention is a common theme of the major reports of 2015 on peace operations, peacebuilding, and UNSC Resolution 1325. It is a broad subject area that cuts across the wide spectrum of peace operations. Co Read More...

Cyprus

Democratic Republic of the Congo

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Demystifying Intelligence in UN Peace Operations: Toward an Organizational Doctrine

In a way, the title of our research paper “Demystifying Intelligence in UN Peace Operations: Toward an Organizational Doctrine”, speaks for itself. We all know that the UN secretariat has been walking on eggs with this issue of intelligence for y Read More...

Diplomacy in Action: Expanding the UN Security Council’s Role in Crisis and Conflict Prevention

The UN Security Council has the potential to play a greater direct role in crisis response and mediation not only in New York, but in the field. It has done so sporadically in the past. In its early years, the Council experimented with inter-governme Read More...

ECOMIB

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EU Military Operation in the Central African Republic Launched

EU NAVFOR Somalia

EU NAVFOR Somalia (European Union Naval Force ATALANTA) Personnel | Fatalities | Vehicles | Budget [datatrends chart="NAVFOR Personnel 2014"] [datatrends chart="NAVFOR Personnel (Military) 2014"] [datatrends chart="NAVFOR Fatalities Read More...

EUFOR ALTHEA

EUFOR ALTHEA (EU Military Operation in Bosnia and Herzegovina) Personnel | Fatalities | Vehicles | Budget [datatrends chart="ALTHEA Personnel 2014"] [datatrends chart="ALTHEA Personnel (Military) 2014"] [datatrends chart="ALTHEA Fat Read More...

EUFOR RCA

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Europe and the Western Balkans

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European Military Contributions to UN Peace Operations in Africa

European forces have played a very limited military role in United Nations (UN) peace operations in Africa over the last two decades. In some periods, European personnel have accounted for less than 2% of the blue helmets on the continent. Yet there Read More...

European Military Contributions to UN Peace Operations in Africa – Maximizing Strategic Impact (
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EUSEC RD Congo

EUSEC RD Congo (European Union Mission to Provide Advice and Assistance for Security Sector Reform in the DRC) Personnel | Fatalities | Vehicles | Budget [datatrends chart="EUSEC Personnel 2014"] [datatrends chart="EUSEC Personnel (Mi Read More...

EUTM Mali

EUTM Mali (EU Training Mission in Mali) Personnel | Fatalities | Vehicles | Budget [datatrends chart="EUTMM Personnel 2014"] [datatrends chart="EUTMM Personnel (Military) 2014"] [datatrends chart="EUTMM Fatalities 2014"] [datatrends Read More...

EUTM Somalia

EUTM Somalia (European Union Training Mission in Somalia) Personnel | Fatalities | Vehicles | Budget [datatrends chart="EUTMS Personnel 2014"] [datatrends chart="EUTMS Personnel (Military) 2014"] [datatrends chart="EUTMS Fatalities 2 Read More...

Featured Data

Welcome to the GPOR Featured Data page. Here you’ll find links to visualizations of headline data and trends in global peace operations and the international system. Topics covered include peace operation missions, contributions of uniformed person Read More...

Featured Data Archive

Welcome to the GPOR Featured Data page. Here you’ll find links to visualizations of headline data and trends in global peace operations and the international system. Topics covered include peace operation missions, contributions of uniformed person Read More...

Fixing UN Peacekeeping Operations: The World’s Most Complicated Army

It has been almost a year since a sweeping assessment of United Nations peacekeeping operations by experts recommended significant changes from top to bottom: a reformed hierarchy in New York and greater coordination and discipline among military con Read More...

FROM MANDATE TO MISSION: Mitigating Civilian Harm in UN Peacekeeping Operations in the DRC (
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Global Peace Operations Review

The Global Peace Operations Review is a website providing analysis and data on the spectrum of issues surrounding global peace and security, including civilian-led peacemaking and peacebuilding as well as uniformed peacekeeping by the United Nati Read More...

Global Personnel (Military) 2014

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Haiti

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Has UN Peacekeeping Become More Deadly?

Many practitioners believe that peacekeeping has become an increasingly dangerous undertaking in recent years. My research paper “Has UN Peacekeeping Become More Deadly? Analyzing Trends in UN Fatalities”, tries to get at the heart of this questi Read More...

How can the UN move towards more people-centered peace operations?

A slew of recent reviews, such as the high level panel on UN peace operations report (HIPPO report), the 2015 review of the UN peacebuilding architecture and the 2030 agenda for sustainable development, have all put people at the front and center of Read More...

Hurry Up and Wait: EU Battlegroups and a UN Rapid Reaction Force

Throughout its public discourse, the EU keeps expressing a strong commitment toward supporting the UN in maintaining international peace and security. This includes habitually recommitting to deploying the EU Battlegroups. There have been many calls Read More...

IMT

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India-Pakistan

Iraq

JCC

JCC (Joint Control Commission) Personnel | Fatalities | Vehicles | Budget [datatrends chart="JCC Personnel 2014"] [datatrends chart="JCC Personnel (Military) 2014"] [datatrends chart="JCC Fatalities 2014"] [datatrends chart="JCC Veh Read More...

Key Messages from Civil Society on the UN’s role in Peace and Security

On its 70th anniversary, the United Nations finds itself at a crossroads. Old and new threats, challenges and risks to international peace and security are increasingly testing the ability of the organization and the efficacy of the instruments avail Read More...

Lessons from Multilateral Envoys

This is the first essay in a series of seven that looks at the role of multilateral envoys in peacemaking. Mediation was a central concern for the High-Level Independent Panel on Peace Operations convened in October 2014. The group had a deliberatel Read More...

Libya

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Mali and the Sahel

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MFO

MFO (Multinational Force & Observers) Personnel | Fatalities | Vehicles | Budget [datatrends chart="MFO Personnel 2014"] [datatrends chart="MFO Personnel (Military) 2014"] [datatrends chart="MFO Fatalities 2014"] [datatrends chart=" Read More...

Middle East

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MINURSO

MINURSO (UN MISSION FOR THE REFERENDUM IN WESTERN SAHARA) Personnel | Fatalities | Vehicles | Budget [datatrends chart="MINURSO Personnel 2014"] [datatrends chart="MINURSO Personnel (Military) 2014"] [datatrends chart="MINURSO Fataliti Read More...

MINURSO Personnel (Military) 2014

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MINUSCA

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MINUSCA Personnel (Military) 2014

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MINUSMA

MINUSMA (UN Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali) Personnel | Fatalities | Vehicles | Budget [datatrends chart="MINUSMA Personnel 2014"] [datatrends chart="MINUSMA Personnel (Military) 2014"] [datatrends chart="M Read More...

MINUSMA Personnel (Military) 2014


MINUSTAH

MINUSTAH (UN Stabilization Mission in Haiti) Personnel | Fatalities | Vehicles | Budget [datatrends chart="MINUSTAH Personnel 2014"] [datatrends chart="MINUSTAH Personnel (Military) 2014"] [datatrends chart="MINUSTAH Fatalities 201 Read More...

MINUSTAH Personnel (Military) 2014

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MISCA/AFISM-CAR

MISCA (African-led International Support Mission in the Central African Republic) Personnel | Fatalities | Vehicles | Budget [datatrends chart="MISCA Personnel 2014"] [datatrends chart="MISCA Personnel (Military) 2014"] [datatrends c Read More...

MONUSCO

MONUSCO (United Nations Organization Stabilization Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo) Personnel | Fatalities | Vehicles | Budget [datatrends chart="MONUSCO Personnel 2014"] [datatrends chart="MONUSCO Personnel (Military) Read More...

MONUSCO Personnel (Military) 2014

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Moral Obligation: UN Missions Should Not Abandon Vulnerable Civilians in Critical Times

United Nations (UN) missions’ inaction in response to civilian killings by government troops in Darfur, South Sudan, and the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has precipitated international outcry and raised concerns on viability of UN missions in Read More...

Multilateral Envoys: Challenges to Assessing Success

This is the sixth essay in a series of seven that looks at the role of multilateral envoys in peacemaking. Envoys dispatched to make peace deploy with a bag full of assumptions. Those who send them believe the multilateral framework gives their emi Read More...

New Tools for Blue Helmets

The United Nations had entered the 21st century”, Under-Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Hervé Ladsous told troops at a 2013 ceremony for the first deployment of observation drones in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. In 2014, Secretary-Gene Read More...

No Caveats, Please?: Breaking a Myth in UN Peace Operations

For years, the UN Secretariat said caveats were not allowed in peacekeeping operations. Mentioning them was a kind of “taboo”. They existed on the ground but were rarely acknowledged at the political level in New York. But when operations faced a Read More...

Non-UN Military Missions 2014

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Non-UN Peacekeeping Missions

Non-UN Peacekeeping Missions Click the below links for Non-UN peacekeeping mission data visualizations on Personnel, Fatalities, Vehicles and Aircraft and Budget and Expenditures. From the menu bar, you can select specific missions or chose to Read More...

Non-UN Peacekeeping Personnel (Military) 2014

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Non-UN Political Missions

Non-UN Political Missions Click the below links for Non-UN political mission data visualizations on Personnel, Fatalities, Vehicles and Aircraft and Budget and Expenditures. From the menu bar, you can select specific missions or chose to view Read More...

Non-UN Political Personnel (Military) 2014

Civilian personnel by country

Operation Barkhane

Operation Barkhane (French Military Operation in the Sahel) Personnel | Fatalities | Vehicles | Budget [datatrends chart="Barkhane Personnel 2014"] [datatrends chart="Barkhane Personnel (Military) 2014"] [datatrends chart="Barkhane F Read More...

Operation Licorne

Operation Licorne (French Military Operation in Cote d’Ivoire) Personnel | Fatalities | Vehicles | Budget [datatrends chart="Licorne Personnel 2014"] [datatrends chart="Licorne Personnel (Military) 2014"] [datatrends chart="Licorne Read More...

Operation Sangaris

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Operation Serval

Operation Serval (French Military Operation in Mali) Personnel | Fatalities | Vehicles | Budget [datatrends chart="Serval Personnel 2014"] [datatrends chart="Serval Personnel (Military) 2014"] [datatrends chart="Serval Fatalities 201 Read More...

Partnering for sustainable peace in Liberia

Liberia is at a pivotal point in its transition to a peaceful democracy. In October 2017 the country will have its first ‘open seat’ elections. The incumbent, President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, will step down and hand over power to the leader of on Read More...

Peacebuilding

The challenge of effectively building and sustaining peace has reemerged on the agenda of the United Nations as a priority issue. An Advisory Group of Experts concluded in their June 2015 Report that peacebuilding has been largely left as an after Read More...

PKO Personnel (Military) 2014

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Politics in Place of Peace: The AU’s Role in Burundi

When the decision [around Burundi] reached the level of the Assembly of Heads of States, it showed that in absence of consent there is no political willingness of African leaders to act against their own Burundi has been moving toward greater instab Read More...

Preventing Violent Extremism by Protecting Rights And Addressing Root Causes

Short-sighted policies, failed leadership, heavy-handed approaches, a single-minded focus only on security measures and an utter disregard for human rights have often made things worse. The eagerly-awaited United Nations Plan of Action to Prevent Vi Read More...

Protection of Civilians needs to be understood as a collaborative strategy and not a campsite

In Bentiu and other protection of civilian sites in South Sudan, the UN peacekeeping mission performs all the functions of a state within a state. With the help of humanitarian partners, it feeds, protects, and organizes those displaced by a bitter i Read More...

Protection of Civilians Strategy: A Greater Role for the Council

The protection of civilians mandate in peacekeeping was a reaction to the challenges peacekeepers directly faced in Rwanda and the Balkans and more generally a reaction to the ‘new wars’ of the post-Cold War world. Fifteen years ago, the Brahimi Read More...

Reversing the trend: UN Peacekeeping in 2017

This Wednesday, March 28, 2018, the Security Council is holding an open debate on “Collective Action to Improve UN Peacekeeping Operations,” with the participation of the Secretary-General. In honor of the debate, CIC is publishing three posts th Read More...

Somalia

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SPM Personnel (Military) 2014

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Strategic Summary

Changing Realities: New Dimensions of Peace Operations One month before launching the High-Level Independent Panel on Peace Operations to examine the state of UN peacekeeping operations and political missions, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon remark Read More...

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| Alischa Kugel | One month before launching the High-Level Independent Panel on Peace Operations to examine the state of UN peacekeeping operations and political missions, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon remarked the time had come to take st Read More...

Sudan and South Sudan

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Syria

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The “Gaping Hole” in the UN for Sustaining Peace

In 2015, multiple reviews of the UN’s peace efforts have added to the collective realization that UN peace operations – designed in the 1990s to support post-civil war peace deals – may have reached their limits for maintaining international pe Read More...

The Challenges of Full Deployment on UN Peace Operations

The UN has always had problems deploying its largest, infantry-heavy missions. The 2015 Leaders’ Summit on Peacekeeping and this week’s 2016 UN Peacekeeping Defence Ministerial in London are Member State driven initiatives to do better. Broader p Read More...

The end of a peacekeeping era

An era of UN peacekeeping ended on Good Friday, as the organization’s fifteen-year old mission in Liberia (UNMIL) closed shop.  This follows the termination of the UN missions in Côte d’Ivoire (UNOCI) last summer and that in Haiti (MINUSTAH) in Read More...

The Hazards of the Peculiar UN-NATO Relationship

More than two decades ago, the UN Secretary-General Boutros Boutros-Ghali in An Agenda for Peace highlighted the necessity of regional support “to lighten the burden of the Council”. He called it “a matter of delegation”. One organization tha Read More...

The Loss of Arms and Ammunition in Peace Operations: Mapping and Addressing the Challenge

In January 2016, al-Shabaab militants attacked an African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) forward operating base in El Adde, Somalia. They held the base for several days before the Kenya Defence Forces managed to reclaim it. Media reporting has und Read More...

The Practical is the Political: The UN’s Global Study on Women, Peace and Security

Weighing in at just under five pounds, the 417-page Global Study on the Implementation of UN Security Council Resolution 1325, released last month, is nothing if not ambitious. Its expansive subtitle – “Preventing Conflict, Transforming Justice, Read More...

The Tunisia Conundrum: Sowing dictatorship, harvesting terrorism

Why is Tunisia producing the world’s largest numbers of jihadi foreign fighters when the country is seemingly the one success story emerging from the 2011 Arab uprisings? It is a conundrum that has confounded analysts not least because the answers Read More...

Three’s a Crowd? Inter-Organisational Cooperation in Conflict Mediation

This is the second essay in a series of seven that looks at the role of multilateral envoys in peacemaking. Out of the at least 51 multilateral envoys deployed in 2013 to address conflict situations around the world, 28 envoys from different multil Read More...

Towards a Continental Strategy for Countering Violent Extremism in Africa

Violent Extremism is now recognized as a growing threat to peace and security in Africa, as exemplified by the recent terrorist attacks in Garissa, Abidjan, and Ouagadougou. While much of the policy discussion on Countering Violent Extremism (CVE) fo Read More...

Triangular Cooperation – Key to All

Triangular cooperation is an idea that has been around for many years. It is supported by many, feared by some, but so far it has never been really implemented. The concept has now been resurrected by the High-level Independent Panel on Peace Operati Read More...

Two Years After the Juba Clashes: Has UNMISS’s Protection of Displaced People Improved?

In July 2016, serious fighting erupted in Juba, the capital of South Sudan, when a peace agreement signed less than a year before broke down. Many citizens were killed, often in deliberate, ethnically motivated attacks, while others sought safety in Read More...

Ukraine

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UN Peace Operations and Counter-Terrorism – A Bridge Too Far?

During the United Nations General Assembly, U.S. President Barack Obama chaired two summits – the first on peace operations on September 28, and one the following day on counter-terrorism. His participation in both demonstrated the level of commitm Read More...

UN Peacekeeping Missions

UN Peacekeeping Missions Click the below links for UN Peacekeeping mission data visualizations on Personnel, Fatalities, Vehicles and Aircraft and Budget and Expenditures. From the menu bar, you can select specific missions or chose to view al Read More...

UNAMID

UNAMID (African Union/UN Hybrid Operation in Darfur) Personnel | Fatalities | Vehicles | Budget [datatrends chart="UNAMID Personnel 2014"] [datatrends chart="UNAMID Personnel (Military) 2014"] [datatrends chart="UNAMID Fatalities 201 Read More...

UNAMID Personnel (Military) 2014

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UNDOF

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UNDOF Personnel (Military) 2014

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UNFICYP

UNFICYP (UN Peacekeeping Force in Cyprus) Personnel | Fatalities | Vehicles | Budget [datatrends chart="UNFICYP Personnel 2014"] [datatrends chart="UNFICYP Personnel (Military) 2014"] [datatrends chart="UNFICYP Fatalities 2014"] [da Read More...

UNFICYP Personnel (Military) 2014

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UNIFIL

UNIFIL (UN Interim Force in Lebanon) Personnel | Fatalities | Vehicles | Budget [datatrends chart="UNIFIL Personnel 2014"] [datatrends chart="UNIFIL Personnel (Military) 2014"] [datatrends chart="UNIFIL Fatalities 2014"] [datatrends Read More...

UNIFIL Personnel (Military) 2014

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West Africa

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Western Sahara

When should blue helmets walk away from a conflict?

The renewed crisis in South Sudan is turning into a decisive test for the United Nations. There is a growing international outcry over reports that local forces raped and killed civilians almost in front of UN peacekeepers. The Security Council has s Read More...

Where Envoys Aren’t

This is the fifth essay in a series of seven that looks at the role of multilateral envoys in peacemaking. This series of essays was conceived to document and analyze the work of multilateral envoys, particularly their engagement in efforts to media Read More...

Who are the Killers of Beni?

Since October 2014, the region around the town of Beni in north eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DR Congo) has been the site of some of the worst massacres in the country’s recent history. Over five hundred people have been killed and tens Read More...

With “Sustaining Peace” can the UN turn rhetoric into action?

In April 2015, Burundian President Pierre Nkurunziza announced that he would be seeking a third-term of office—a move that his opponents decried as unconstitutional. Protests and clashes between opposition supporters and security forces followed. A Read More...

Women, Peace and Security

The goal of the Global Peace Operations Review is to provide the most comprehensive overview of multilateral contributions to peacekeeping, conflict prevention, and post-conflict peacebuilding. In doing this, our objective is to take an integrated ap Read More...

Yemen