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Peacekeepers in Haiti
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South American Troops Take On The Violent Work of Peacekeeping

29 Jul 2014 Security Watch

South American states have become increasingly involved in distant and regional peacekeeping operations. So, what have they learned? According to Kevin Knodell, it’s ‘the usual suspects’ – vague mandates, internecine controversies, and missions that fall outside traditional peacekeeping activities. More on «South American Troops Take On The Violent Work of Peacekeeping»


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Exit Strategies: What's in a Name?

29 Jul 2014 Security Watch

How should the EU go about developing workable exit strategies for its Common Security Defence Policy (CSDP) missions? Today, Eva Gross’s three-part answer centers on achievable objectives, doable mandates, and flexible plans. More on «Exit Strategies: What's in a Name?»


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Freedom of the Skies: A Toothless Distant Relative of Freedom of the Seas

28 Jul 2014 Security Watch

For a long time, the United States has helped maintain global stability and security by ensuring freedom of the seas. In the aftermath of the downing of Malaysian Air Flight 17, Lawrence Husick believes it’s now time for Washington to enforce air security in the same way. More on «Freedom of the Skies: A Toothless Distant Relative of Freedom of the Seas»