Upgrading Peacekeeping to Counter Transnational Conflict Drivers: Five Essential Actions

Peacekeepers. Photo: Tsidoti

Many of today’s conflicts cannot be resolved without taking into account transnational drivers as well. From franchised terrorism to financing from international criminal networks, diaspora groups, and multinational resource extraction—transnational conflict drivers penetrated one-third of all intrastate conflicts in 2013. Peacekeeping missions must improve their transnational situational awareness so that they may focus on insulating domestic political processes from corruptive transnational influences.

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Security Topics: Peacekeeping