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The UK’s Contribution to Peacekeeping in South Sudan


The announcement of a British deployment to the UN mission in South Sudan is a welcome one. But the UK should consider carefully what it provides, and how it can help

In September 2015, during the UN General Assembly session in New York, UK Prime Minister David Cameron announced a significant new contribution of British troops to UN peacekeeping operations. Specifically, he committed personnel to the UN operation supporting the African Union Mission to Somalia (AMISOM) and the UN Mission in the Republic of South Sudan (UNMISS). The UK has a long history of providing troops to peacekeeping operations, but it has often been criticised for

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Ewan Lawson

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