How the UN Can Strengthen its Peacekeeping Mission in the Central African Republic Amid a Changed Conflict

By Viola Giuliano and Josh Jorgensen The United Nations Security Council in the coming weeks will be negotiating a new mandate for the peacekeeping mission in the Central African Republic (CAR) – known by its acronym MINUSCA. Since the Security Council adopted the Mission’s current mandate last November, a new armed rebellion has plunged the country into…

Civil-Military Dialogues in Hranitne and Troitske Villages in Ukraine

Within the project “Strengthening Civilian Protection in East of Ukraine”, implemented during 2020-2021 with the financial support of the German Federal Foreign Office, CIVIC helped foster civil-military dialogues and cooperation in communities located along the contact line in Donetsk and Luhansk oblasts. A comprehensive approach to civil-military dialogues creates a favorable environment for trust-building, where…

The UK’s Ranger Regiment: An opportunity

By Abigail Watson, Beatrice Godefroy, Rocco Blume, Camilla Molyneux, Jamie Gaskarth, Lucia Withers, and Murray Jones With the UK’s Integrated Review of Security, Defence, Development and Foreign Policy signalling an increased  focus on building the capacity of foreign security forces, through the generation of a new Ranger Regiment, the UK has an opportunity to take stock of…

Reverberating Effects and International Law

By Clark Orr   The harm caused by a military strike in armed conflict often appears to fit neatly into a headline: “U.S. Drone Strike Kills 15 Civilians in Afghanistan.” But more often than not, the story does not end there. A similar strike may damage a power plant, cutting off electricity to civilians in…