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Indian and Chinese Approaches to United Nations Peacekeeping in Africa

Dr Rajeesh Kumar is Research Fellow at Manohar Parrikar Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses, New Delhi. Click here for detailed profile.
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  • Monograph No. 86

    About the Monograph

    This monograph delves into Indian and Chinese approaches to UN peacekeeping in Africa, offering insights into how these rising powers interact with African nations. It analyzes their motivations and guiding principles in peacekeeping on the continent, comparing their approaches and highlighting differences in scope and impact. The study argues that Indian and Chinese peacekeeping engagements in Africa are shaped by distinct strategic interests. By identifying best practices and areas for improvement, the monograph aims to enhance the effectiveness and sustainability of UN peacekeeping efforts in Africa.

    About the Author

    Dr Rajeesh Kumar is an Associate Fellow and Acting Coordinator of the Africa Latin America Caribbean & UN Centre, MP-IDSA, New Delhi. Dr Kumar was Co-Chair of the T20 India Task Force on 'Reformed Multilateralism: Transforming Global Institutions and Frameworks' for India's G20 presidency. Prior to joining MP-IDSA in 2016, he held teaching positions at Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi and University of Calicut, Kerala. His research interests span both Indian Foreign Policy and Multilateralism. Dr Kumar is the author of Principled but Evolving: India's Approach to Multilateral Peace and Security (MP-IDSA, 2021) and The International Committee of the Red Cross in Internal Armed Conflicts: Is Neutrality Possible (Palgrave Macmillan, 2019). He is also the co-editor of India and Africa: Deepening the Security Engagement (Pentagon, 2024) and Eurozone Crisis and the Future of Europe: Political Economy of Further Integration and Governance (Palgrave Macmillan, 2014). His articles and opinion pieces have appeared in Journals and Newspapers, including Strategic Analysis, India Quarterly, Journal of Defence Studies, E-International Relations, The Diplomat, The Hindu, Japan Times, Tehran Times and The Outlook.