Defense and Security

Peacekeeping

Peacekeeping
  • Israel

    CFR Mideast expert Henry Siegman says the fate of the kidnapped Israeli soldier could have a major impact on the future of the Palestinian government.
  • East Timor

    The United Nations has frequently cited East Timor as a model nation-building project. But new unrest in the tiny Asian state indicates that the international community has again failed to show the stamina to guide a nation toward genuine stability.
  • Palestinian Territories

    Ziad J. Asali, president and founder of the American Task Force on Palestine, a group dedicated to setting up a state of Palestine alongside that of Israel, says that the call two weeks ago by Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas for a referendum by Palestinians on whether to proceed with negotiations for a two-state solution with Israel has energized many Palestinians who had earlier believed he was too weak.
  • Peacekeeping

    Responding to burgeoning crises that are increasingly evolving, complex and global, while simultaneously experiencing diminished support and manpower from the international community, the United Nations faces immense challenges to its worldwide peacekeeping operations. Complicating this further is the call for broad structural reform. Join Undersecretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations Jean-Marie Guéhenno as he details his current challenges - and strategies for successfully confronting them - with presider Lee Feinstein, the Council's Deputy Director of Studies, and author of a forthcoming Council Special Report on U.N. Reform.8:00 - 8:30 a.m. Breakfast Reception8:30 - 9:30 a.m. Meeting 
  • Peacekeeping

    Whatever the outcome of the current round of peace negotiations between Sudan’s government and rebel groups, the crisis in Darfur seems likely to drag on. Meanwhile, the UN Security Council is planning a transition from AU peacekeepers to an expanded, UN-led force.
  • Israel

    Henry Siegman, CFR’s expert on Israeli-Palestinian affairs, says that despite the refusal of Israel’s government or the United States to deal with Hamas he believes there is a strong potential for Hamas to transform "in the direction of moderation and responsibility and away from violence and terror."