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Prof. Severine Autesserre discusses the UN in Congo

"The situation in the country would have been much worse without the peacekeepers," Autesserre tells Foreign Policy.  Read the full article to learn more about the UN's role in facilitating elections, restraining violence, and unifying the Democratic Republic of Congo. 

Autesserre, a professor of political science, is the author of The Trouble with the Congo: Local Violence and the Failure of International Peacebuilding.