Diplomatic Fallout: U.N.’s ‘Intervention Brigade’ Raises Cost of Interference in DRC

Diplomatic Fallout: U.N.’s ‘Intervention Brigade’ Raises Cost of Interference in DRC

Policy discussions about peacekeeping frequently get bogged down in technical details, such as the wording of United Nations resolutions, rather than tackling big strategic questions. This has been true of most commentary on the U.N. Security Council’s decision in late-March to mandate an “intervention brigade” to “neutralize and disarm” armed groups in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). There has been a lot of talk about the council’s unusually aggressive language, and less about the new brigade’s role in the complex political struggle for access to the DRC’s natural resources. Peacekeeping experts are excited that the council has directed […]

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