The Reluctant Peacemaker
Criticized for inaction in Ukraine, U.N. Secretary-General António Guterres wades into diplomatic hellscape with little prospect of halting Russian invasion.
Russia Flounders in Ukraine but Doubles Down in Mali
Russian mercenaries fill Mali vacuum as European powers pursue an exit.
Will Russia’s Ukraine Invasion Impact the Central African Republic?
Wagner Group mercenaries have transformed the conflict, but the country is still far from a workable peace deal.
In Central Africa, Russia Won the War—but It’s Losing the Peace
Putin’s pursuit of influence, arms sales, and mercenary meddling in the Central African Republic has left Moscow mired in a quagmire.
Nikki Haley Threatened to Withhold Backing for U.N.’s Congo Mission, Then Blinked
In search of savings, the Trump administration targets the U.N.’s largest and costliest peacekeeping missions for cuts.
African Union Set to Deploy 5,000 Peacekeepers in Burundi
With the small Central African country spiraling toward chaos, the AU may be about to make an unprecedented decision to force a peacekeeping mission.