It’s no secret that much of the scope of international relations, especially the security sector, is a world dominated by men. In high-level political forums, military zones, negotiation processes – women are still largely outnumbered by men in these spaces. However, the power of women in peacekeeping and peace operations cannot go understated. Women who Read More…
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 Read More…
In April 1993, there were 3336 Canadian peacekeepers deployed on UN missions. As of July 31st 2019, there are only 150. What has led to this extreme decline of Canadian peacekeepers? Should the practice of Canadian peacekeeping be revived or completely abolished? In this special report, I look at the history and present situation of Read More…
“If Pearson were able to comment on the current state of affairs, he would likely stress the need for dialogue and cooperation between the internationalists and the populists.”
Discover why Canada’s international credibility has been endangered by a disappointing performance at the Vancouver Peace Conference.
Seventeen years after the conception of UNSCR 1325, we evaluate its impact.
With the Defence Ministerial fast approaching Canada has yet to fulfil its promises.
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?
Mark Jarratt discusses the importance for Canada to address child soldiers when entering a war zone on a peacekeeping mission.