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16 enero, 2019
por Felipe Sahagún
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Peacekeepers Quagmire


In this documentary, Paul Cowan delivers unprecedented access to the United Nations Department of Peacekeeping, and the determined and often desperate manoeuvres to avert another Rwandan disaster, this time in the Democratic Republic of Congo (the DRC). The film cuts back and forth between the United Nations headquarters in New York and events on the ground in the DRC. We are with the peacekeepers in the ‘Crisis Room’ as they balance the risk of loss of life on the ground with the enormous sums of money required from uncertain donor countries. We are with UN troops as the northeast Congo erupts and the future of the DRC, if not all of central Africa, hangs in the balance. As Secretary General Kofi Annan tells the General Assembly at the conclusion of The Peacekeepers: “History is a harsh judge. The world will not forgive us if we do nothing.” Whether the world’s peacekeeper did enough remains to be seen.



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16 enero, 2019
por Felipe Sahagún
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Peacekeeping: are UN missions in trouble?

The United Nations has more than 100,000 peacekeepers, serving in sixteen missions on four continents. Their goal is to protect civilians, maintain peace and security. But their operations have caused controversy, including allegations of sexual abuse. Demand for peacekeepers in conflict zones continues to rise and the UN is struggling to keep up. 12 months after world leaders pledged to strengthen and modernize peacekeeping operations, the UK is hosting a follow up to see where things stand. Defence ministers from more than 70 countries flew to London to discuss how to improve operations. Presenter: Richelle Carey Guests: Rosa Freedman, Professor of Law & Global Development, University of Reading Mehari Maru, International Consultant on African Union affairs Jack Christofides, Director of Policy, Evaluation & Training at the United Nations Department of Peacekeeping Operations.

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Publicado el 8 sept. 2016

16 enero, 2019
por Felipe Sahagún
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Peacekeeping: how to measure success and failure?

How does one measure ‘success’ in UN peacekeeping missions? What is meant by a mission which is only partially successful, or in some part a failure? Professor Sarah-Myriam Martin-Brûlé gives a talk on these issues, based on her most recent book. To answer these questions, it is essential to look at two dimensions of success: the establishment of order and the accomplishment of mandate. Using the cases of UN peace operations in Somalia, Sierra Leone and Liberia, this study rejects the classification of these missions as the ‘worst’ context for ‘transitional politics’, and instead demonstrates that peace operations may succeed, partially or totally, in challenging contexts, Diverse outcomes of UNPKO are better explained by the type of intervener and the strategy employed than by the type of context. Professor Martin-Brûlé’s research demonstrates that for a peace operation in a civil conflict, the adoption of a deterrence strategy works best for re-establishing order, while the involvement of a great power often improves the chances of a peacekeeping mandate being fulfilled.

Emitido en directo el 1 dic. 2016

14 enero, 2019
por Felipe Sahagún
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Trump’s second year (Joseph Nye)


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The Year of Trump?


If Trump’s iconoclastic style was merely a breach of traditional presidential etiquette, one might argue that his critics were being too fastidious, or were trapped in old-fashioned views of diplomacy. But crudeness can have consequences.



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The world needs Europe

Es posible otra Europa


10 enero, 2019
por Felipe Sahagún
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Global companies 2019 (Forbes)

The Spectator Index@spectatorindex

US: 559
China: 233
Japan: 228
UK: 88
South Korea: 67
Hong Kong: 58
India: 58
France: 57
Germany: 54
Canada: 51
Taiwan: 47
Switzerland: 41
Australia: 39
Sweden: 27
Italy: 26
Russia: 25
Netherlands: 22
Brazil: 19
Saudi: 15
Turkey: 10


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