THE IMPACT OF TERRORIST THREATS ON UNITED NATIONS PEACE OPERATIONS
Through its manifestations and multiplied effects, terrorism is not only a threat to the stability of the international system and global security, but also a challenge to international organizations. UN peace operations are taking place in conflict zones characterized by a range of multiple threats. This article aims to present the effect of the terrorist phenomenon - a dynamic threat - on UN peace missions and operations, but also to address the dilemma: more robust mandates for these missions and operations, in order to ensure the capabilities, strategic concepts and training needs to combat terrorists’ activities versus undermining the international legitimacy of the UN and its role as an impartial mediator in the conflict.
Keywords: stability, failed states, violent extremism, radicalization, fundamentalism.
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