Gender in Modern Peacekeeping: How to enhance effectiveness and accountability

Earlier this month, defence ministers from 80 countries gathered in London for the UN Peacekeeping Defence Ministerial. Topics on the agenda included: inclusion of more women in military and police contingents of peacekeeping operations, a zero tolerance policy on sexual exploitation and abuse by peacekeepers, and building rapid-deployment capabilities for contingents. Unfortunately, of the 80 […]

Peacekeeping Promises Little Peace: The Realities of 21st Century Conflicts

Canada was once viewed as a leader of UN peacekeeping missions. However, this role has shifted with the changing nature of global conflicts. Jayson Derow discusses why it would be more effective for the Liberal government to devote military resources to the battle in Iraq and Syria, instead of fragmenting the Canadian Armed Forces to various ineffective missions in Africa to fight the same enemy.