Canadian Armed Forces Ryan Atkinson

Canadian Peace Operation Must Address Realities and Risks

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.

Jenny Yang Women in Security

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 Read More…

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Canada Reaffirms Peace Operations at 2016 United Nations Peacekeeping Defence Ministerial in London

What is Canada’s role in international peacekeeping? Sabrina Natale discusses the 2016 United Nations Peacekeeping Defence Ministerial in London.

Canadian Armed Forces Jayson Derow

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.

Canadian Armed Forces Roderick Ramsden

Unrest in Mali: Canada’s Role in Eradicating Terrorist Forces in West Africa

The security of Mali is of great concern to the international community and in particular to France. Roderick Ramsden examines the situation in Mali and discusses whether Canadian participation would be best suited for the ongoing UN mission or in partnership with France, in their broader operations.

Canadian Armed Forces Khalid Mahdi

Renewed Engagement: A Canadian Foreign and Defence Policy for the Future

With the election of Liberal government comes the ushering in of an era renewed defence priorities and foreign engagement for Canada. Khalid Mahdi discusses as an introduction to Panel 2 of Canada’s Defence Perspectives 2020-2050: Recapitalization and the Canadian Forces.