Author: Richmond World Affairs Council (Richmond World Affairs Council)

The Bumpy Road To Rio
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The Bumpy Road To Rio

In a few days, over half a million people will descend on Rio de Janeiro for the 2016 Olympic Games. As the Summer Games get closer, however, there has been concern over a variety of issues that may stand in the way.   Rio de Janeiro has experienced a number of setbacks that have caused...

Should UN Peacekeepers be Able to Engage in Offensive Operations?
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Should UN Peacekeepers be Able to Engage in Offensive Operations?

The practice of United Nations peacekeeping began in 1948 when the Security Council deployed observers to the Middle East to monitor the 1949 Armistice Agreement between Israel and its Arab neighbors.  Since then, UN peacekeepers have been deployed in around 70 different operations.  The peacekeeping practice has historically proven to be one of the UN’s...