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).