Boosting UN peace operations: Proceed with caution

Why renewing Canada’s peacekeeping commitment will be more complex than it seems.

Embassy Photo: Sam Garcia
Canadian police attend a National Peacekeepers' Day ceremony in August 2013 in Ottawa.
David S. McDonough
Published: Thursday, 04/07/2016 7:25 pm EDT
Last Updated: Tuesday, 04/12/2016 10:05 pm EDT

The new Trudeau government has shown an interest in renewing Canada’s commitment to United Nations peace operations. The ministerial mandate letter given to Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan and Foreign Minister Stéphane Dion spelled out this promise quite clearly, even if neither went into much detail on how this commitment will be realized.

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