• Assessing the Effectiveness of the United Nations Mission in Mali (MINUSMA) 

      van der Lijn, jair; Rupesinghe, Natasja; Karlsrud, John; Darkwa, Linda; von Gienanth, Tobias; Edu-Afful, Fiifi; Abouelnasr, Noura; Ahmed, Tofayel (EPON Report;4/2019, Research report, 2019)
    • Being Peacekept? The Implicit Assumptions that Hamper the Protection of Civilians 

      de Carvalho, Benjamin; Schia, Niels Nagelhus (NUPI Policy Brief;2016-42, Research report, 2016)
      Protection of Civilians (PoC) has during the last decade evolved to become an important guideline for international actors in post-conflict and conflict affected societies. While much policy literature has been written on ...
    • Challenges in deploying effective police to international peace operations 

      Caparini, Marina Louisa (NUPI Working Paper;877, Research report, 2017)
      This paper examines the challenges of deploying and using adequately prepared and appropriate skilled police personnel in UN peace operations. It approaches this issue primarily, although not exclusively, through the prism ...
    • China in the Sustainable Development Agenda: Key Institutions for International Engagement 

      Gåsemyr, Hans Jørgen (NUPI Report;, Research report, 2020)
      China has a large and expansive network of actors working on Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) activities. This report maps the foremost key Chinese actors and institutions with an orientation towards international activities.
    • Climate, Peace and Security Fact Sheet: South Sudan 

      De Coning, Cedric; Tchie, Andrew E. Yaw; Grand, Anab Ovidie; Krampe, Florian; Tarif, Kheira (Climate, Peace and Security Fact Sheet;, Research report, 2021)
      Flooding and droughts significantly disrupt livelihood patterns and food-security and may result in temporary displacement or longer-term migration. Such shocks exacerbate vulnerabilities and weaken the resilience and ...
    • Doing Less With More? The Difficult ‘Return’ of Western Troop Contributing Countries to United Nations Peacekeeping 

      Karlsrud, John; Novosseloff, Alexandra (GGI Analysis;, Research report, 2020)
      Among others, the deployment of the UN stabilization mission to Mali (MINUSMA) in 2013 has been characterized by a number of researchers as a ‘return’ of Western troop contributors to United Nations (UN) peacekeeping in ...
    • For the greater good?: “Good states” turning UN peacekeeping towards counterterrorism 

      Karlsrud, John (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2019)
      The usual suspects of middle power internationalism—small and middle powers such as Canada, Denmark, Norway, the Netherlands, and Sweden—have all contributed to the UN peacekeeping mission in Mali (MINUSMA). This article ...
    • Forebygging av Krig og Konflikt i Cyberdomenet 

      Svenungsen, Bjørn (NUPI Policy Brief;2019-07, Research report, 2019)
      Cyberdomenet representerer kanskje en av vår tids største trusler mot internasjonal fred og sikkerhet men er viet lite oppmerksomhet hva gjelder forebyg- ging av krig og konflikt. Det er behov for internasjon- ale ...
    • From careful participant to budding partner: China in the Sustainable Development Agenda 

      Gåsemyr, Hans Jørgen (NUPI Policy Brief;2020-02, Research report, 2020)
      China is an increasingly active player in the Sustainable Development Agenda. It has staked out a national Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) plan that stresses comprehensive development with serious consideration to ...
    • From Liberal Peacebuilding to Stabilization and Counterterrorism 

      Karlsrud, John (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2018)
      Since the end of the Cold War, international interventions have increasingly been deployed to deal with internal conflict. Liberal peacebuilding has been a guiding concept for many of these interventions, in particular ...
    • Implementation in practice: The use of force to protect civilians in United Nations peacekeeping 

      Bode, Ingvild; Karlsrud, John (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2018)
      Since the failures of the United Nations of the early 1990s, the protection of civilians has evolved as a new norm for United Nations peacekeeping operations. However, a 2014 United Nations report found that while peacekeeping ...
    • Intergovernmental checkmate on cyber? Processes on cyberspace in the United Nations 

      Kursetgjerde, Erik (NUPI Policy Brief;2020-14, Research report, 2020)
      Cyberspace is an increasingly controversial field on the international agenda. Despite the fact that processes on the thematic have been going on in the UN since 1998, a more significant international agreement is needed ...
    • International Cybersecurity: Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark 

      Tikk, Eneken; Kerttunen, Mika (NUPI Policy Brief;2018-11, Research report, 2018)
      Tikk and Kerttunen inform new entrants and nonparticipating governments of the discussions and outcomes of the UN First Committee Group of Governmental Experts (GGE) and discuss prospects for the 2019/2020 GGE. They explain ...
    • Parabasis: Cyber-diplomacy in Stalemate 

      Tikk, Eneken; Kerttunen, Mika (NUPI Report, Research report, 2018)
      Governments and industry around the world are working together to bring the next billion users online,1 but their synergies fade when it comes to how to keep online populations safe and secure. Further, the third and fourth ...
    • Plug and Play: Multinational Rotation Contributions for UN Peacekeeping Operations 

      Boutellis, Arthur; Karlsrud, John (NUPI Policy Brief;2017-15, Research report, 2017)
      In January 2016, Norway deployed a C-130 military transport aircraft to the UN mission in Mali (MINUSMA). Given the number of attacks on patrols and logistics convoys of MINUSMA, which has been called ‘the world’s most ...
    • Predictive peacekeeping: opportunities and challenges 

      Duursma, Allard; Karlsrud, John (NUPI Policy Brief;2018-10, Research report, 2018)
      The time is ripe for the development of a UN early warning tool that estimates the likelihood of instability, intercommunity clashes and armed violence in areas in which UN peacekeepers operate. However, this development ...
    • Predictive Peacekeeping: Strengthening Predictive Analysis in UN Peace Operations 

      Duursma, Allard; Karlsrud, John (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2019)
      The UN is becoming increasingly data-driven. Until recently, data-driven initiatives have mainly been led by individual UN field missions, but with António Guterres, the new Secretary-General, a more centralized approach ...
    • Researching the Effectiveness of Peace Operations, Seminar Report, 31 May – 1 June, Oslo 

      De Coning, Cedric; Drange, Bård (NUPI Report;2017-5, Research report, 2017)
      The African Union (AU), European Union (EU), and United Nations (UN) are under increasing pressure to justify the effectiveness of the peace operations they deploy. Justifying this effectiveness requires precise assessments ...
    • Tre grunner til at Norge bør med i FNs sikkerhetsråd 

      Schia, Niels Nagelhus (Others, 2018)
      Norge har meldt seg på i kampen om en plass i FNs Sikkerhetsråd i 2021-2022. Kronikken presenterer 3 grunner til at Norge bør med i Sikkerhetsrådet.
    • UN Peace Operations, Terrorism, and Violent Extremism 

      Karlsrud, John (Chapter, 2019)
      There are practical and financial reasons to give UN peace operations more robust mandates and mitigate and respond to violent extremism and terrorism. But the idea of UN peacekeepers conducting counter-terrorism operations ...