United Nations & U.N. Peacekeeping

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United Nations & U.N. Peacekeeping

Working with other governments through the United Nations can be tremendously useful. For instance, U.N. peacekeeping operations can help address unstable situations when the interests of the U.S. do not merit direct involvement. However, not all of U.N. activities are useful and ineffectiveness and other detriments are not acceptable or inevitable costs of the useful activities. The United States should work through the U.N. when it can be effective, but it should demand reforms to address failings and be willing to support alternatives when the U.N. proves unable or unwilling.

 

Congressional Testimony: China’s Strategic Aims in Africa (May 8, 2020)

Congressional Testimony: Challenges and Opportunities for Advancing U.S. Interests in the United Nations System (November 20, 2019)

Congressional Testimony: The Current Terrorism Landscape in Africa (December 17, 2019)

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How the U.S. Should Address Rising Chinese Influence at the United Nations

Brett D. Schaefer

Aug 20, 2019 25 min read

TESTIMONY

The U.N. Peacekeeping Scale of Assessment: Methodology and Disproportionate ...

Brett D. Schaefer

May 15, 2019 16 min read

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U.S. Must Increase Diplomatic Pressure to Change U.N. Scale of Assessments

Brett D. Schaefer

Mar 19, 2019 15 min read

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U.S. Must Better Track Its Contributions to U.N. and International Organizations

Brett D. Schaefer

Mar 11, 2019 19 min read

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Foreign Aid Should Support U.S. Policy at the U.N.

Oct 5, 2018 41 min read

COMMENTARY

REPORT

South Sudan: Time for the U.S. to Hold the Combatants Accountable

Joshua Meservey

Apr 28, 2017 About an hour read

REPORT

Scrutinize Green Card Eligibility Categories to Modernize the Immigration System

Feb 15, 2018

REPORT

U.S. Must Press Somalia to Deliver Competent Governance

Joshua Meservey

Oct 5, 2017 About an hour read

REPORT

The U.S. Should Enforce the Law to Improve U.N. Whistle-blower Protections

Brett D. Schaefer

Apr 10, 2017 26 min read

REPORT

United Nations Peacekeeping Flaws and Abuses: The U.S. Must Demand Reform

Brett D. Schaefer

Aug 3, 2016 41 min read

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U.S. Should Support Effort to Reduce U.N. Staff Costs

Brett D. Schaefer

Nov 9, 2015 7 min read

COMMENTARY

Kim Holmes
Fixing the U.N.

Kim Holmes

Jun 12, 2015 14 min read

TESTIMONY

Key Issues of U.S. Concern at the United Nations

Brett D. Schaefer

May 6, 2015 43 min read

REPORT

U.S. Should Lead Effort to Arrest Excessive U.N. Pay

Brett D. Schaefer

Nov 26, 2013 5 min read

REPORT

Haiti Cholera Lawsuit Against the U.N.: Recommendations for U.S. Policy

Brett D. Schaefer

Nov 12, 2013 13 min read

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U.S. Should Oppose Return to U.N. Peace Enforcement

Brett D. Schaefer

Apr 30, 2013 7 min read

REPORT

U.S. Must Demand Transparency and Accountability in Appointment of Top-Level ...

Brett D. Schaefer

Apr 18, 2013 11 min read

REPORT

The U.S. Must Rethink its Approach to the Democratic Republic of the Congo

Dec 18, 2012 6 min read

REPORT

The U.S. Must Oppose the Palestinian Statehood Effort at the U.N.

Sep 28, 2012 5 min read

REPORT

The Window of Opportunity to Overhaul the U.N. Scale of Assessments Is Closing

Brett D. Schaefer

Jun 18, 2012 About an hour read

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Cote d'Ivoire Tragedy: Rigorous Oversight of U.N. Peacekeeping Needed

Brett D. Schaefer

Apr 6, 2011 7 min read

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The History of the Bloated U.N. Budget: How the U.S. Can Rein It In

Brett D. Schaefer

Apr 2, 2012 10 min read

REPORT

Obama Wrongly Adopts U.N. “Responsibility to Protect” to Justify Libya Interv...

Steven Groves

Mar 31, 2011 6 min read

REPORT

Time for a New United Nations Peacekeeping Organization

Brett D. Schaefer

Feb 13, 2007 37 min read

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