• Events

    An Update on the Ukraine Crisis: The New Minsk Agreements and Beyond

    03 March 2015. 

    Discussion Meeting
    Dr Samuel Charap, Senior Fellow for Russia and Eurasia at the International Institute for Strategic Studies
    Arundel House, London
    Tuesday 3 March 2015, 6:30-8pm

  • Adelphi Books

    Spoiler Groups and UN Peacekeeping

    27 February 2015.  This book is a policy guide for UN missions. It analyses the nature of non-permissive UN mission environments and argues that the UN should think afresh about its approach to missions in these settings. By embracing and developing three concepts – robust peacekeeping, political processes, and the protection of civilians – the UN can arrive at a stabilisation doctrine.

  • Expert Commentary

    Foreign policy: A Lose-Lose in Aleppo

    25 February 2015.  The U.N.’s plan to “freeze” the conflict in Syria is a gift to Bashar al-Assad. No wonder the rebels aren’t buying it.

  • Adelphi Books

    Introduction

    24 February 2015.  How do UN missions engage with armed groups, and how can this engagement be improved? These are the questions at the heart of this Adelphi book.

  • Events

    International Responses to Hybrid Conflict in Fragile States

    24 February 2015. 

    Discussion Meeting
    Dr Jamie Shea
    Deputy Assistant Secretary General for Emerging Security Challenges, NATO
    Arundel House, London
    Tuesday 24 February 2015, 12:30-1:30pm

  • Adelphi Books

    Chapter 1: Armed groups in modern warfare

    23 February 2015.  This chapter examines why armed groups mobilise, why individuals choose to join them and how they sustain their capacity to fight.

  • Adelphi Books

    Chapter 3: Methods, challenges and opportunities for engagement

    21 February 2015.  UN missions should strive to fill a number of roles in the political process, and these are outlined in this chapter.

  • Adelphi Books

    Chapter 4: Role and development of robust peacekeeping

    20 February 2015. 

    This chapter seeks to address a conceptual gap between the idea and the concept of robust peacekeeping and to render a clear definition.

  • Expert Commentary

    RFI: Egyptian air strikes could threaten Libya talks - Expert

    19 February 2015.  RFI  interview with Benjamin Fishman, Consulting Senior Fellow for the Middle East and North Africa

  • Adelphi Books

    Chapter 5: Prioritising the protection of civilians

    19 February 2015. 

    In non-permissive environments, armed groups emerge as the principal agents of victimisation and, therefore, the focus of UN POC efforts. To be effective, however, UN missions must first understand the motivations behind the perpetrators of violence.

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