China’s contribution to UN Peacekeeping

As it is written in the provisions of Article 17 of the Charter of the United Nations, the financing of UN Peacekeeping operations is the responsibility of all UN member states. The five permanent members of the Security Council, however, are required to pay a larger share to peacekeeping operations because of their responsibility towards…

In which direction is the EU going? Foreign and Security Policy Trends

This past week, several events organized in Brussels offered a picture of the European Union’s direction for the year 2016. New threats, new challenges, and a new presidency of the Council could indeed foretell a new direction for the European Union (EU). The Institute for Peace in Partnership investigated on this possibility; here are its…