There was confirmation out of the United Nations today that 20 peacekeepers with the United Nations Disengagement Observer Force (UNDOF) in the Golan Heights border region of Syria have been captured by a Syrian militia group
The head of UN Peacekeeping Herve Lasdous briefed the press today, leaving a strong impression that a UN peacekeeping mission for Mali is coming in the near future. 5 reasons why that may succeed or fail.
I recently caught up with the head of the United Nations Department of Peacekeeping Operations, Hervé Lasdous. In the conversation below, Mr. Lasdous discusses some of the hotspots in which peackeeping is currently engaged--or may engage in the future.