The U.N. peacekeeping department last week banned the deployment of non-essential Sri Lankan army troops in U.N. peacekeeping missions, citing the country’s appointment of an alleged war criminal to a top military post. The appointment of Sri Lanka’s new army chief, Lt. General Shavendra Silva, was criticized by the U.N., the United States, and the […]
Our interview with theatre director D. Jeremy Smith on how Driftwood Theatre’s production of Othello can teach audiences a history lesson about Canadian peacekeeping.
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.
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 […]
Is Canada contributing to a lost cause? Jemma Finnegan discusses the value of peacekeeping in the 21st-century.