Ryan Atkinson discusses the prospects of a possible Canadian peace operation in the Sahel.
Rejeanne Lacroix examines the need for dynamic military doctrine in relation to the CAF Child Soldiers Doctrine and upcoming peacekeeping operations in Mali. Has Canada provided the globe with a viable framework for this complex issue?
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.
Canadian nostalgia for peacekeeping can distort the reality of threats faced by Blue Berets. Spenser Man discusses the the role of national memory and lessons learned from the 1956 Suez Crisis.
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 […]
What is Canada’s role in international peacekeeping? Sabrina Natale discusses the 2016 United Nations Peacekeeping Defence Ministerial in London.
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.