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Policy Papers - May 08, 2013

IPI Research: UN Peacekeeping Struggles With Gaps in Force Generation

Adam C. Smith and Arthur Boutellis

This report analyzes the limitation of the UN system for generating contributions of personnel and equipment for peace operations, otherwise known as force generation.  

 

Policy Papers - April 23, 2013

Peace Ops, the African Union, and the UN: Toward More Effective Partnerships

Arthur Boutellis and Paul D. Williams

This paper analyzes the recent history of relations between the UN Security Council and the Peace and Security Council of the African Union (AU) with respect to peace operations. 

 

Policy Papers - August 15, 2012

Broadening the Base of United Nations Troop- and Police-Contributing Countries

Alex J. Bellamy and Paul D. Williams

This report represents the first of a series of publications stemming from the Providing for Peacekeeping project, a partnership with IPI, Griffith University, and the Elliott School of International Affairs at George Washington University. 

 

Policy Papers - August 11, 2012

Deploying the Best: Enhancing Training for United Nations Peacekeepers

Alberto Cutillo

The success or failure of a UN peacekeeping operation is partly determined by the effectiveness of its individual peacekeepers. Yet the UN’s training strategy for peacekeepers remains at an embryonic stage. Systematic performance indicators to evaluate UN peacekeepers have yet to be implemented. And while the number of national, regional, and international centers for training UN peacekeepers has increased, greater coordination is needed to produce common standards and ensure that those who are trained actually deploy on UN missions. 

 

Policy Papers - August 02, 2012

UN Peacekeeping Transitions: Perspectives from Member States

Arthur Boutellis

This issue brief addresses the nature and timing of peacekeeping transitions, paying particular attention to the perspectives of UN member states and decisions by the Security Council.