HOW PEACE TREATIES CAN TRUMP UN MANDATES FOR PEACEKEEPERS

More important than the number of troops or their force capability is the authority the Blue Helmets are granted… A headline about one of the many of today‚Äôs ongoing wars will almost inevitably be followed by a headline tomorrow calling for the United Nations to send in the Blue Helmets, as UN peacekeeping troops are […]

THE UNITED NATIONS’ GREATEST ACCOMPLISHMENT: (A WHITEBOARD)

26 COUNTRIES SIGNED THE DECLARATION OF THE UNITED NATIONS ON 1 JANUARY 1942 THAT SUBSCRIBED TO THE PRINCIPLES OF THE 1941 US-UK ATLANTIC CHARTER. For this Whiteboard we reached out again to several scholars with the following prompt: What has been the United Nations’ greatest accomplishment since its founding? Readers are invited to make their own […]

MAKING PEACE, KEEPING PEACE

When the local belligerents are still willing to fight and they’ve not stopped the war, dropping peacekeeping forces in the middle of that is not a recipe for immediate success. A BETTER PEACE welcomes Dr. Paul Williams from the Elliot School of International Affairs at the George Washington University. Williams, an academic expert and consultant […]