International Affairs
6 June 2014 , Volume 70, Number 3

The blue helmets are thinly spread, poorly resourced and sometimes undisciplined but they make the best of a foul job


Richard Gowan is Research Director at New York University’s Center on International Cooperation and a Senior Policy Fellow at the European Council on Foreign Relations


A UN security boat patrols the shoreline off Goma in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Photo: Michele Sibiloni/AFP/Getty

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