No Peace to Keep: United Nations Peace Enforcement Missions against Violent Extremist Organizations and Insurgencies
Technical Report,14 Aug 2017,15 Jun 2018
US Army Command and General Staff College Fort Leavenworth United States
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The United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali MINUSMA and the African Union Mission in Somalia AMISOM are actively operating against violent extremist organizations and insurgencies. These threat actors and the tactics, techniques, and procedures they employ are posing significant challenges to the way in which the international community executes peace enforcement operations. This thesis conducts a comparative analysis within a Doctrine, Organization, Training, Material, Leadership, Personnel, Facility, and Policy DOTMLPF-P construct of the effectiveness of MINUSMA and AMISOM. Through examination of the information this research determined that the UN Department of Peacekeeping Operations is not constituted to conduct Peace Enforcement missions against violent extremist organizations or insurgencies. The analysis of the research did provide recommendations to improve the effectiveness of the Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali MINUSMA and potential future United Nations peacekeeping missions.