PEACE & SECURITY

Sanctions: And Why They Don’t Work (Very Well)

Since the end of the cold war, the UN Security Council has used sanctions in response to many crises of international peace and security. UNU alumnus Peter Nadin argues that, in spite of their simple logic, sanctions simply do not guarantee total, immediate or even partial compliance.

The Hazards of Going to War for Profit

The Hazards of Going to War for Profit

Has the growing reliance on private military and security companies been a good thing? Not according to James Pattison whose research finds that there are deep, fundamental problems with the privatisation of military force that can’t be addressed by regulation.