“Challenges of the United Nations Peacekeeping Operations” by Muggi Tuvdendarjaa (CSC 22-2 alumnus from Mongolia) is the latest article published for DKI APCSS’ Security Nexus online journal.

The United Nations provides peace and security throughout the world and has countless achievements and experience in peacekeeping operations. Its main objectives are to maintain international peace and security, take actions collectively, and promote cooperation among the nations to support the resolution of the issues in the areas of economics, social, humanitarian, and human rights matters. It also acts as the main coordinator among the member nations in achieving these goals. According to recently published studies by scholars and practitioners, the global security environment is becoming unpredictable, which can be attributed to big powers’ strategies as well as the evolution of nontraditional warfare throughout the world.

As one of the biggest international organizations, the UN remains responsible for maintaining international peace and security in this new era. This article illustrates several obstacles that the UN faces including strategic, operational, and tactical challenges.

The views expressed in this article are the author’s and do not necessarily reflect the official position of the DKI APCSS or the United States Government.