China’s newly-established standby peacekeeping force of 8,000 troops will join the 2,500 Chinese “Blue Helmets” currently in operation to become the backbone of UN peace missions. What is China’s vision as a rising security provider? China began its participation in UN peacekeeping operations 27 years ago by sending five military observers to the Middle East in 1990. What are the new dynamics in global security cooperation? And, how will the UN prioritize politics while reforming peacekeeping? Will the UN take a more proactive role in pushing political resolutions?
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