Opinion

Cambodia’s blue helmets: A commitment to internationalism

When Minister of National Defence Tea Banh honoured 280 peacekeepers who recently returned from Mali and South Sudan on August 9, the ceremony also celebrated Cambodia’s commitment to internationalism.

For Cambodia, the contributions of Cambodian peacekeepers to both these countries not only illustrates a commitment to preventing conflict but also to the UN – a global institution with one central mission since the end of the World War II – the maintenance of international peace and security.

However, the legitimacy of global governance institutions like the UN has been called into question by a hostile US administration and the geo-political shift in power from West to East.

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