With the Defence Ministerial fast approaching Canada has yet to fulfil its promises.
Mark Jarratt discusses the importance for Canada to address child soldiers when entering a war zone on a peacekeeping mission.
With the possibility that Canadian security forces may be deployed to Mali in order to aid a UN peacekeeping mission, it is necessary to understand what this mission would entail. Nabil Bhatia explains the Malian conflict and analyzes the moral and strategic dilemmas faced by the Canadian government in making this decision.
What can be understood from the Liberal government’s commitments about future Canadian involvement in UN Peace Operations, and are there alternative mission options that attain similar goals but are more aligned with current security interests? Ryan Atkinson discusses.
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 […]