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).

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Apr 08, 2013
Richard Gowan
Sub-Saharan Africa