Ares & Athena – Issue 5

The CHACR workshop held in April 2016 concentrated on the British Army’s renewed interest in the military contribution to United Nations (UN) operations. With the notable exception of the long-standing contribution to the UN operation in Cyprus, the UK’s military commitment to the UN in recent years has been relatively modest, perhaps as a result of the UNPROFOR experience in the 1990s that left the UK cautious of large-scale UN military commitment. But the UK retains a pivotal role in the UN, with permanent membership of the Security Council, in a way that provides considerable strategic benefit.