February 26, 2017
On today's Global Exchange Podcast, we discuss the harsh reality of UN peacekeeping and peace support operations in the 21st century. Join host Dave Perry in conversation with CGAI Fellow Howard Coombs as they discuss Canada's role in contemporary peacekeeping, the challenges that go along with such a deployment, and Canada's November 2017 announcement that will see an increase of Canadian capabilities dedicated to UN peace support operations.
- Dave Perry (host): David Perry is the Senior Analyst and Vice President with the Canadian Global Affairs Institute. He received his PhD in political science from Carleton University, where his dissertation examined the link between defence budgeting and defence procurement.
- Howard Coombs: Howard G. Coombs is an assistant professor and associate chair, war studies, at the Royal Military College of Canada, in Kingston, Ontario. He is also a Fellow with the Canadian Global Affairs Institute.
- "The Harsh Reality: Canada and 21st Century Peacekeeping" - by Howard Coombs (CGAI Policy Update)
- "Canada offering 200 ground troops for future UN peacekeeping operations" - by Murray Brewster (CBC News)
- "Canada’s dwindling peacekeeping role in the world: What happened?" - by Katie Dangerfield (Global News)
- Howard Coombs: “The Future of War: A History” by Lawrence Freedman