Adapting Peace Operations to Diversified Threats

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This project provides a platform to understand how peace operations are adapting to the changed security environments they increasingly deploy to, and how some of these lessons can develop an African-centric counterinsurgency strategy.

This particular set of issues is important because successfully negotiating the new security terrain requires new skills at engaging the community stakeholders, revising strategies for protecting civilians, and forming new partnerships with the host government—a set of issues which many scholars now find closely resemble counterinsurgency operations.

The project will address the following issues:

  • The response by peace operations to manage new security challenges
  • The challenges of peace enforcement to building community relations and protecting civilians
  • Lessons relevant for COIN in Africa