Stabilization: A Cross-cutting Task to Overcome Imminent Violent Conflict

ZIFThe APSTA Peacekeeping This Month is pleased to share with you the latest policy briefing from ZIF, Center for International Peace Operations, titled “Stabilization: A Cross-cutting Task to Overcome Imminent Violent Conflict”. It exploits results of the workshop “Stabilization Instruments Revisited: Increasing the Likelihood of Positive Impact“, which was held by the Center for International Peace Operations on 19 October 2016 under the Chatham House Rule, and report of the High-level Independent Panel on Peace Operations (HIPPO) on uniting our strengths for peace – politics, partnership and people, 16 June 2015.

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Report: Ten-Year AMISOM Lessons Learned Conference

The APSTA Peacekeeping This Month is pleased to share with you a report of a lessons learned workshop on AMISOM co-organized by AMISOM and the Peace Support Operations Division (PSOD) of the African Union, from 9 to 10 March 2017, in Nairobi, Kenya.

The report encompasses key recommendations that emanated from the workshop, organized according to the following thematic areas of focus on AMISOM: (a) Evolution of mandate; (b) Major characteristics of its “model”; (C) Operational successes and challenges; (d) Multidimensional components as an integrated mission; (e) Mission support regime; (f) Experiences of building the Somali security forces; (g) Relationships with its partners; and, (h) Exit strategy.

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Conflict prevention: what’s in it for the AU?

isslogoThe APSTA Peacekeeping This Month is pleased to share with you a policy briefing by Gustavo de Carvalho, Senior Researcher in the Peace Operations and Peacebuilding Division at the Institute for Security Studies (ISS), titled “Conflict prevention: what’s in it for the AU?”.  The brief provides an overview of the AU’s current and expected roles regarding conflict prevention, and recommends possible entry points for strengthening these roles.

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AMISOM: charting a new course for African Union peace missions

The APSTA Peacekeeping This Month is pleased to share with you a recent article from the African Security Review Online Journal, titled “AMISOM: charting a new course for African Union peace missions”, that argues for the need for the AU to articulate a PSO doctrine appropriate to the types of missions which the AU undertakes, both now and in the near future.

The article is based on an extensive review of official documents and academic literature on AMISOM, complemented by in-depth interviews with military commanders and senior political officials from AMISOM, its troop and police contributors, the Somalia Federal Government, and UN personnel.

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