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Back in Blue? A British Return to United Nations Peacekeeping


As the UK considers its future defence strategy, it may opt for a modest re-engagement with UN peacekeeping operations

Since the end of the Cold War, the UK has generally made only modest military troop contributions to UN peacekeeping operations. As it prepares to review its defence and security strategy after the end of its long commitment to combat operations in Afghanistan, however, troop requirements for UN peacekeeping activities may appear again on the radars of policy-makers. Adrian L Johnson argues that there are broadly four options that the UK could take, the most likely being

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Adrian Johnson

Director of Publications/Research Fellow

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