• 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)
    • 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 ...
    • 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 ...
    • 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 ...
    • United Nations Peace Operations in a Changing Global Order 

      De Coning, Cedric; Peter, Mateja (Book, 2019)
      This edited volume generates a discussion about UN approaches to peace by studying challenges and opportunities that the organisation is facing in the 21st century. We use some of the findings from the HIPPO report as an ...