NATO & EU Peacekeeping

Building EU-UN Coherence in Mission Planning & Mandate Design

Author(s): 
Thierry Tardy
Richard Gowan
Date Published: 
November 13, 2014

Just over five years ago, relations between the EU and UN were strained due to the difficulties of planning and implementing coordinated missions in Chad and Kosovo. Today, relations are considerably more cordial, but there is still room to improve the two organizations’ joint planning procedures. This paper aims to assess what has been achieved in the field of planning coordination and what the remaining challenges are; it also makes some suggestions for further action.

EU Extends Military Operation In Central African Republic

Published November 7, 2014 by RTT News
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The European Council has extended the European Union military operation in the Central African Republic (EUFOR RCA) until March 15, 2015, It was announced Friday.

EU accused over its Kosovo mission: ‘Corruption has grown exponentially’

Published November 6, 2014 by The Guardian
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The European Union’s €1bn flagship foreign mission to combat organised crime and corruption in Kosovo repeatedly shunned or dropped investigations of cases implicating senior Kosovan politicians, according to a new study of the mission’s six-year existence.

EU to extend CAR peacekeeping mission by three months to mid-March

Published October 1, 2014 by Europe Online Magazine
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Brussels (dpa) - The European Union is set to extend its military operation in the Central African Republic (CAR) by three months to mid-March, a spokesman for the bloc said Wednesday.

US Leading Peacekeeping Drill in Western Ukraine

Published September 15, 2014 by Voice of America
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The U.S. military is leading peacekeeping exercises in western Ukraine involving 15 nations, as President Barack Obama prepares to host Ukraine's leader for talks at the White House later this week.

U.S. warns Russia not to intervene in Ukraine under 'peacekeeping' pretext

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry warned his Russian counterpart, Sergey Lavrov, on Saturday that "Russia should not intervene in Ukraine under the guise of humanitarian convoys or any other pretext of 'peacekeeping,'" according to a senior State Department official.

Balkan female soldiers take greater role in peacekeeping missions

Published May 19, 2014 by Southeast Europe Times
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With increasing frequency, Balkan militaries are assigning female soldiers and support personnel to peacekeeping missions where they greatly contribute to the missions' success, officials said. The Macedonian military announced a woman will lead its peacekeeping contingent in the ALTEA mission in Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH).

Creating Sustainable Peacekeeping Capability in Africa

Author(s): 
Daniel Hampton
Date Published: 
April 7, 2014

A state maintains a military to defend its borders, deter aggression, and fight and win its wars. These are missions normally associated with conventional force capabilities. Yet, many states are now more likely to call upon their militaries to conduct peace support operations than conventional combat operations. Over 100 countries provide uniformed personnel in support of 15 ongoing United Nations (UN) peace operations.

EU peacekeepers take charge at main CAR airport

Published May 2, 2014 by Defence Web
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European Union (EU) peacekeepers have taken charge of security at Central African Republic's (CAR) main airport in their first major operation to try and end months of sectarian slaughter.

Perpetrators of attack on European mission in Kosovo must be brought to justice – UN

Published April 28, 2014 by UN News Centre
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28 April 2014 – A senior United Nations official today condemned a recent attack on two vehicles belonging to the European Union Rule of Law Mission in Kosovo (EULEX) and called for ensuring that the perpetrators are brought to justice.

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