Mali is faced with a double challenge. The government has to restore relations with rebel groups and regain the trust of various populations in the north all the while fighting different terrorist networks still present in its territory.
Category Archives: Stability Operations and Peacekeeping
Recent developments in the Northern Kunduz province of Afghanistan serve as a stark reminder of the unfinished mission that the West has sought to sweep under the rug of history.Read more
Despite increased female leadership, greater efforts towards protecting and including women are needed for peacekeeping missions to reach their full potential.Read more
Like many well-intended UN initiatives, UN Resolution 1325 has fought an uphill battle from its inception. The chasm between the ideals preached on paper and the reality on the ground is undeniably large.Read more
In 2003, the US wielded a sledgehammer in Iraq when the conflict required a surgical scalpel. Now, the international community is using a toothpick when the Islamic State demands a sledgehammer.Read more
While a peace deal with Tuareg groups is essential to the stability of the country and of the region at large, Mali’s problems stretch much further than that.Read more
Tragically, modern conflicts no longer end; they are caught in a perpetual cycle of enormous illicit profits, superficial interventions, and endemic violence.Read more