Absent solid U.S. funding for peacekeeping, we can expect to have less stability, more war and thus more threats to the U.S. homeland. Retreating from peacekeeping leaves the door open for China to step in. Given the relatively modest price tag for U.S. participation in this mostly effective tool for peace, U.N. peacekeeping seems a good deal.
Lise Morjé Howard, Associate Professor of Government at Georgetown University
March 31, 2017