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Houses damaged by airstrikes in the rebel-held city of Douma, outside Damascus, Syria, March 4, 2018 (DPA photo by Samer Bouidani via AP).

As Negotiated Peace Gets Rarer, U.N. Peacekeeping Must Find a New Role

Monday, March 5, 2018

If peacemakers want to have any chance of ending today’s wars, they must learn to think like cold-blooded killers.

From Syria to Myanmar, armed forces are pursuing unrelenting military campaigns and indiscriminately punishing civilians in their search for victory. Over the past week, Syrian troops and their allies have kept up intense pressure on the rebel enclave of eastern Ghouta despite a chorus of international condemnation. ...

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