Intelligence and Peacekeeping − Are We Winning?

By Conflict Trends
Updated: 10/22/2012

Rwandan GenocideBy André Roux. Conflict Trends, October 2008.

A shortfall in the capacity to collect and analyze intelligence during peace operations often weakens a mission’s ability to implement its mandate and contributes to avoidable peacekeeper deaths and attacks on civilians. New Joint Mission Analysis Cells and similar integrated intelligence units are improving planning and force deployment in several UN missions. However, such structures remain underdeveloped, particularly in African-led missions, and available technologies such as unmanned surveillance technology should also be adopted to serve many unmet tactical level intelligence needs.

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