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Beyond the UN Peacekeeping Defence Ministerial: The Future of the UK’s Re-engagement in UN Peace Operations

Jonathan Marley
RUSI Journal, 21 December 2016
United Nations, UK, Defence Policy, Peacekeeping and Peacebuilding, UK Defence, Europe
While the time is ripe for the UK to re-engage with UN peacekeeping missions, London will need to update its political and military practices.

After a period of declining contributions, there are signs of a renewed UK interest in UN peacekeeping missions. In this article, Jonathan Marley examines the factors that are driving the UK’s current approach. While London may be seeking a greater role in UN missions, to act effectively it will need to signal its intent to international partners and update its practices.

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