Philip Maier ’12 co-authored a paper in the June, 2012, issue of the journal Civil Wars, published through the University of Birmingham. The forthcoming journal is a special issue – “Assessing the Capabilities of Regional and International Organizations in Civil Wars” – that examines the ability of various organizations to deal with internal conflicts, such as the African Union in Burundi and NATO in Afghanistan.
Maier, a Russian studies major, co-authored the article, “U.N. Peacekeeping in Timor-Leste,” with Darya Pushkina, associate professor of international relations at Smolny Institute, St. Petersburg University – Bard College. The piece elucidates avoidable short-comings in Timor-Leste in regard to the United Nations’ capabilities to act, fund, cooperate and coordinate within the context of a peacekeeping mission.