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Issue: Feb 2015, Vol. 160, No. 1
RUSI CRESTForeword Editor Dr Emma De Angelis introduces the February/March 2015 edition of the RUSI Journal
Emma De Angelis
UN peacekeeping flagThe Use of Force in UN Peacekeeping Operations: Problems and Prospects Future UN peacekeeping must be linked to political processes aimed at ending violent conflict, rather than continuing the trend towards more ‘robust’ mandates
Mats Berdal and David H Ucko
UK peacekeepingBack 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
Adrian L Johnson
Sierra Leone and AMISOMSierra Leone’s Post-Conflict Peacekeepers: Sudan, Somalia and Ebola With Western troop commitments to UN peacekeeping having shrunk since the 1990s, it is vital to understand what motivates poorer states to participate in peacekeeping operations
Peter Albrecht and Cathy Haenlein
UK reservistWhither MoE? Shifting Language and Thinking for the Evaluation of Military Activity Militaries need to rethink the way in which they evaluate activities in the age of ‘smart power’
Neil Verrall
Afghan campaign medalThe Afghan Decisions An introduction to Ed Butler's article, 'Setting Ourselves up for a Fall in Afghanistan', part of 'The Afghan Papers' series, begun in 2012
Emma De Angelis
Chinook in AfghanistanSetting Ourselves up for a Fall in Afghanistan: Where Does Accountability Lie for Decision-Making in Helmand in 2005–06? The former commander of British forces in Afghanistan recalls the difficult decision-making that underwrote deployment to southern Afghanistan in 2006
Ed Butler
Norwegian F-16Is ‘Out of Area’ Also ‘Out of Control’? Small States in Large Operations Norway’s experience during NATO’s 2011 intervention in Libya exemplifies the mounting challenges of coalition warfare for small states
Tormod Heier
Sino-Russian summitThe Bear and the Dragon: Same Old Suspicions or Real Pivot East? As the Ukraine crisis pushes Russia to turn to China as an alternative economic partner, it remains to be seen whether the relationship can be one of equals
Sarah Lain
Korean DMZBuilding the Bomb: Nuclear Proliferation in Authoritarian States Trench Gascoigne Winner, 2014: Authoritarian states share common characteristics that hinder their ability to develop nuclear weapons
Ben Challis
Loves Labours WonLabours Lost and Won: Shakespeare and the Great War How can Shakespeare shed light on a century-old conflict?
Ashlee Godwin
 
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