Reference: Melanie Ramjoue on UN Intelligence

Advanced Cyber/IO, Ethics, Non-Governmental, Peace Intelligence

UN peacekeeping soldier in front of a tank Improving United Nations Intelligence

Lessons from the Field

UN member states have historically been hesitant to provide the UN with an intelligence-collection mandate at either strategic (headquarters) or operational (field) levels. However, the increased size, length and complexity of peacekeeping operations, compounded by severe security threats to UN personnel, make a stronger UN intelligence capability in the field increasingly necessary.

Author:Melanie Ramjoué   .  Series: GCSP Policy Papers   .  Issue:19

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