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The slow demise of the UN’s Darfur peacekeeping mission

By David Bosco Evidence is mounting that the UN’s peacekeeping mission in Darfur is in its last phase. The government of Omar al-Bashir has said that it wants a quick “exit strategy” for the force, which comprises almost 20,000 soldiers … Continue reading

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Ban wants quick end to UN’s Ebola mission

By David Bosco In mid-September, UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon created the organization’s first-ever emergency public health mission, the UN Mission for Emergency Ebola Response (UNMEER), headed by veteran UN official Anthony Banbury. Not only was UNMEER’s mission unprecedented, it … Continue reading

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The UN and the challenges of protecting civilians in South Sudan

By David Bosco For months now, United Nations peacekeepers in South Sudan have been sheltering tens of thousands of displaced persons on its bases. As lawyer and UN veteran Ralph Mamiya explains in this piece, it’s an almost unprecedented situation … Continue reading

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UN peacekeeping and lives in Congo

By David Bosco Friday’s Boston Globe featured an examination of the UN peacekeeping mission in Congo, with particular emphasis on the role of the “intervention brigade,” which the Security Council authorized early last year. The author, Thanassis Cambanis, reaches some … Continue reading

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