Peacekeeping

10 Things I've Learned From Veterans and War Objectors

I don't think you can know what it is like to make a decision until you have had to make that decision yourself. I don't know what it would be like to pull the trigger of a gun and take a life. I don't know what it would be like to flee my country as a refugee or a political dissident.
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Time to Celebrate the UN's Hidden Victories

The real success of the United Nations can never be measured by what it's done or failed to do. I hearken back to former Secretary General Dag Hammarskjold's observation: "The UN was not created in order to bring us to heaven, but in order to save us from hell."

Peace on the Cheap

Now that the exit from Afghanistan is in sight, how have Canadians upheld the other end of our military activity in maintaining peace in the troubled regions of the world? In two words: we haven't.