Hasegawa Briefs Defense Ministry Officers (27 May 2013)


 On 27 April 2013, Professor Sukehiro Hasegawa spoke to 60 officers of the Ministry of Defense as well as the Cabinet Peace Cooperation Headquarters about the peacekeeping and peacebuilding issues. He presented his analysis of such events as the security incidents resulting in death of UN volunteer electoral supervisor Atsuhito Nakata and Japanese police officer Haruyuki Takada in Cambodia in 1993, the Battle of Mogadishu in 1994, and the Kibeho Tragedy in Rwanda in 1995. He also stressed the need to achieve overall positive results through coordination and integration of security, humanitarian and development assistance provided by UN and other organizations in conflict-prone and post-conflict countries, bearing in mind the need to balance national and human security concerns.
(Shogo Yoshida)