The landlocked country of Mali, once a French colony and a cultural hub of West Africa, was overrun in January
2012 by a coalition of Tuareg and terrorist groups moving south towards the capital of Bamako.
The briefing note focuses on MINUSCA’s exit strategy – the mission’s efforts now to lay the groundwork that will eventually allow it to draw down and hand over its responsibilities to CAR state authorities.
A report summarizing the findings of a research team from the Stimson Center and BWC, which traveled to the Democratic Republic of Congo in April-May 2016 to review the United Nations Stabilization Mission in the DRC.
The United States supported the UN Security Council's approval of Unarmed Aerial Vehicles for MONUSCO, because of their potential to enhance peace and security in the region. BWC explains the benefits and possibilities of UAVs used in coordination with the UN.