Author Archives: Katharina Nachbar

About Katharina Nachbar

Katharina is a second-year Master’s Candidate in International Peace & Conflict Resolution at American University in Washington DC. Her professional and research interests include the interaction of ‘the international’ and ‘the local’ in international peacebuilding contexts, concepts of the everyday in post-conflict environments and the future of UN peacekeeping and crisis response with a special focus on civilian protection. Originally from Germany, Katharina has received her Bachelor’s degree in Political Science, Economics and Business Administration from the University of Munich and Westminster University in London. She is currently a research intern with the Henry L. Stimson Center’s Future of Peace Operations program and a Research Assistant at AU’ School of International Service. While a fan of DC, she misses climbing rocky peaks and lonely backcountry skiing in the Alps, where she grew up.

Why the Central African Republic Needs a Robust UN Peace Operation

When the UN Security Council adopted its latest resolution on the Central African Republic (CAR), it authorized an African Union (AU)-led peacekeeping force to quell the spreading violence, and mandated an independent French operation to support the AU mission. Resolution … Continue reading

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Focus Week: Crisis in the Central African Republic

The current situation in the Central African Republic has been called many things over the past months, most prominently the “worst crisis most people have never heard of” by US Ambassador to the United Nations, Samantha Power. And indeed, since … Continue reading

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