Threats by terrorist and militant organizations are becoming increasingly transnational, posing serious challenges to single country-focused UN missions. This fourth blog in our UN Peacekeeping series calls for making peacekeeping less state-centric through local and regional collaboration.
The nature of jihadist recruiting has changed. Utilizing data on jihadist fighters coming from Turkey, Güneş Murat Tezcür and I find that the individuals who join Islamic organizations lack the theological training and political activism prevalent in recruits from past jihadi conflicts.
Nigerian Women’s Ill-fated Pursuit of a Better Life: Understanding the Dynamics of Migration
In November 2017, the bodies of 26 Nigerian women were found adrift off the coast of Italy. They were thought to be part of a contingent of trafficked women destined to work in Italy’s notorious sex trade industry.
Supply More Helicopters: Making UN Peacekeeping More Effective
From facilitating trooop mobiltiy and rapid reaction, to surveillance, medical evacuation, and logistical support, helicopters play a crucial role in UN Peacekeeping missions. Despite the increasing dependence on helicopters, the UN does not have the necessary numbers.
TIOS gives researchers and practitioners the opportunity to better understand conflicts and their outcomes when terrorists, rebels, and insurgents provide social services to theirs supporters. Read more.