No Helmets, Just Suits: Political Missions as an Instrument of the UN Security Council for Civilian Conflict Management

The United Nations Security Council has different tools at hand to maintain international peace and security. Yet, beside prominent blue helmets and controversial sanctions, another sophisticated instrument often goes unnoticed: Political Missions. The analysis "No helmets, just suits" has been authored by Alischa Kugel from the Center on International Cooperation (CIC) and appears within the new FES series "United Nations Security Council in Focus" therefore analyses this extremely versatile instrument that can be employed over a whole conflict cycle but also faces a variety of challenges which UN member states have to address if they want to make full use of this tool.

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Mar 01, 2011
Alischa Kugel