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Rwandan peackeepers wait to escort visiting members of the U.N. Security Council, Juba, South Sudan, Sept. 2, 2016 (AP photo by Justin Lynch).

Why Trump Could Speed Up—and Complicate—Inevitable U.N. Peacekeeping Reforms

Monday, March 27, 2017

Here are two excerpts from relatively recent remarks by U.S. officials on United Nations peacekeeping. One is from the Obama administration. One is from a Trump appointee. Can you work out which is which?

Exhibit A: “If you look at the peace missions in Africa, it has been devastating to see the sexual exploitation, the fraud, the abuse that’s happening. And we have to acknowledge that some countries are contributing troops because they are making money off that.” ...

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