Europe's Return to UN Peacekeeping in Africa? Lessons from Mali

In this new addition to the International Peace Institute's "Providing for Peacekeeping" series, the authors look at the experiences of European UN member states in MINUSMA, the UN peacekeeping mission in Mali. A subset of the paper gives an overview of the All Sources Information Fusion Unit (ASIFU), which gathers and analyses information to produce military intelligence. The report raises some issues that deserve further attention if MINUSMA, or future missions, are to optimise capability. A final section offers recommendations aimed at facilitating and improving the contribution and participation of European militaries in MINUSMA and in UN peacekeeping more broadly.

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