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Crisis in the Central African Republic: Navigating the U.S. Response

As the death toll continues to climb in the Central African Republic, the United Nations Security Council—with U.S. leadership—has authorized a new peacekeeping mission. Imperative as action may be, questions remain: What will UN intervention look like? How much will it cost? And what is the cost of not acting?

This paper explores how the U.S. should leverage its role on the council and offer recommendations.