Podcast
25.05.2021

Peacekeeping – Politics. Practice. Impact.

Katharina Emschermann talks to Andrea Ruggeri about UN peacekeeping.

In the seventh episode of the “Berlin Security Beat”, Dr. Katharina Emschermann, Deputy Director at the Centre for International Security speaks with Andrea Ruggeri, Professor of Political Science and International Relations at the University of Oxford, and an expert on peacekeeping and civil wars. 

They discuss why and how peacekeeping works, when to deploy peacekeepers – and when not to – how to use diversity in mission composition as an asset, how geopolitics influences decision-making at the UN Security Council, and, finally, where to get the best coffee.

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Andrea Ruggeri’s Choice for ‘Coolest’ IR Paper

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And… just for fun

Niemann, Christoph (2020): Coffee, https://www.christophniemann.com/detail/coffee/

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