New blog series: Canada, peace operations and security sector reform By: Antoine Vandemoortele | SSR | Sep 9, 2016

The Centre for Security Governance (CSG) is pleased to announce a new blog series which explores the security sector reform (SSR) dimension of Canada’s planned re-engagement with peacekeeping and peace operations in Africa. This four-part series focuses on the main options being speculated upon for troop deployment: Mali, the Central African Republic (CAR), South Sudan and the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). 

 Towards a Canadian return to peacekeeping:

Exploring Canada’s options for a peace and stabilization mission in Africa

Part I -  Mali | James Cohen | August 30, 2016

This initial article provides background information on the nature of Canada’s strategy for peace and stabilization operations, as well as an analysis of SSR in Mali.

Part II - Democratic Republic of Congo | Antoine Vandemoortele | September 2, 2016

The author focuses on locally-led and innovative efforts for stabilization, security sector reform and peacebuilding in DR Congo, including community security and justice initiatives.

Part III - Central African Republic | David Law | September 8, 2016

This article provides an overview of the obstacles to peace in CAR and highlights the need for a comprehensive approach to reform the country’s security sector.

Part IV - South Sudan | Matthew LeRiche | September 9, 2016

The author describes the current situation of a ‘broken UN peacekeeping mission’ in South Sudan and the urgent need to renew and redesign the UN mission to achieve peace and stability.

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