Without consensus on where to send UN peacekeepers, pledges are meaningless

Emma Campbell-Mohn and Kyle Beardsley: While world leaders promise to send their armed forces to peacekeeping missions, the Security Council often struggles to find common ground on where to deploy the peacekeepers, which helps explain why there’s no robust peacekeeping missions in Libya, Iraq, Afghanistan and Syria.

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This year's State Fair fried must-have are the pimento cheese hush puppies served up by Chris Wrenn and Joseph Fasy.
Juli Leonard The News & Observer