RESEARCH BRIEF: Mandate Interpretation and Multilateral Collaboration

Chiara Ruffa and Sebastiaan Rietjens explores how peacekeepers from different nationalities interact with one another and translate an ambiguous mandate into action. It draws on a case study of the UN mission in Mali (MINUSMA), focusing in particular on the reciprocal understanding between peacekeepers from the Global North and the Global South.

This is one of several research briefs, which is part of a joint initiative by the Folke Bernadotte Academy (FBA), the Challenges Forum International Secretariat (CFIS) and the Swedish Defence University (SEDU). The aim of the series is to contribute to policy development by bringing cutting-edge research on key issues within peacekeeping to the attention of policy makers and practitioners.

The views and opinions expressed in the brief series are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of the collaborating partners.

All six research briefs in the series are listed below:





What is the State of the State when_UN_Peacekeeping_Leave?

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