The APSTA Peacekeeping This Month is pleased to share with you a new book edited by Charles T. Call and Cedric de Coning, titled “Rising Powers and Peacebuilding: Breaking the Mold?”.
The book analyzes the peacebuilding concepts, policies and practices of five key rising powers – Brazil, India, Indonesia, South Africa and Turkey. It finds that these countries’ approaches share some key features but diverge in others. Rising powers have a broader concept of peacebuilding than most Western donor countries, but the extent to which they equate peacebuilding with development varies.
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The 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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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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The 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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