Discussion: China’s peacekeeping mission

A UN camp has been attacked by extremists in Mali, killing one Chinese peacekeeper and injuring four others. This comes only days after five UN peacekeepers were killed in an ambush in central Mali, fuelling concern over the future of the UN’s deadliest active mission. China is condemning the act while promising to contribute more in the peacekeeping effort in the region. What are China’s responsibilities in this region? Teng Jianqun from the Chinese Institute of International Studies, Daveed Gartenstein-Ross from Georgetown University’s security studies program, and Ali Mustafa, a peace and reconciliation expert specializing in Sub-Saharan Africa take a deeper look.

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