(S.4 Ep.2) International Interventions



The era of large, international peacekeeping missions is over, according to experts interviewed for the second episode of Peacebuilders, a Carnegie Corporation podcast series. Focusing particularly on the hybrid United Nations/African Union mission in Somalia (AMISOM), they find that, for better and worse, the waning of interest among the major funding powers means that conflict resolution is becoming more a local and regional challenge. This podcast episode features Séverine Autesserre of Barnard College and Susan Woodward of CUNY Graduate Center, both harsh critics of international peacekeeping and what Woodward calls “the ideology of failed states.” Posting weekly on Tuesday mornings, Peacebuilders features nine episodes from East Africa on everything from the future of the African Union to immigration to media and elections in Kenya. The interviewers are Aaron Stanley, a program assistant with Carnegie Corporation of New York’s international security program, and Scott Malcomson, an author, journalist, an