Are UN peace operations effective? In this episode, we hear from Dr. Kawser Ahmed—a peace scholar, former military officer in the Bangladesh army, and former UN peacekeeper in Western Sahara. Dr. Ahmed shares his personal stories and critical insights into UN peace operations, challenging the current UN Security Council structure.
Dr. Kawser Ahmed is a research fellow with the Center for Defence and Security Studies and the founder of the Conflict and Resilience Research Institute, Canada (CRRIC). He was an exchange officer with the Turkish Armed Forces (TSK) and an observer-Peacekeeper to the United Nations Missions in Western Sahara (MINURSO).


In this episode, Dr. Kawser Ahmed spoke about his project to deter radicalization to violence in MB schools.

The episode was recorded by Redeye. it is a broadcast live every Saturday morning on Vancouver Cooperative Radio, CFRO 100.5FM. It is produced by an independent media collective at the studios of Coop Radio in Vancouver’s downtown eastside.

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Dr. Kawser Ahmed is an adjunct Professor at the Political Science department at University of Winnipeg.