Tag Archives: Peacekeeping

Canada must “step up” on peacekeeping training

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For the first time ever, Canada has a generation of soldiers with no experience in peacekeeping, according to a new report on Canadian peacekeeping training by Walter Dorn and Joshua Libben. Released by the Rideau Institute and the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives on 2 February, the report highlights the need for Canada to step […]

Why peacebuilding fails and what we can do about it

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Although research demonstrates that peacekeeping missions, on balance, have a good track record, many of the practices, habits, and narratives that shape peacebuilders’ efforts on the ground are counterproductive. This, at least, is the argument put forward by Séverine Autesserre, researcher and associate professor at Columbia University, after conducting several years of ethnographic research in […]