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Richard Gowan

Research Fellow, Center on International Cooperation

Richard Gowan is a research fellow at the Center on International Cooperation at New York University, and an expert on EU security and UN peacekeeping operations. He was formerly the head of the Europe Program at the Foreign Policy Centre (FPC) in London.

Before joining the FPC in 2003, Mr. Gowan worked on minority politics in Vukovar, Croatia, with the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE). In Croatia, he concentrated on the Serb community, monitoring language rights, minority politics and cross-border issues.

At the FPC, he developed a program on how to make a common European security and foreign policy a reality. Mr. Gowan was also closely involved with pro-Europe groups in the United Kingdom and wrote and broadcast widely on popular opinion towards the EU.

Mr. Gowan gained a degree in history and went on to a M.Phil. in International Relations at Cambridge University.

Mr. Gowan is currently preparing an Annual Review of Global Peace Operations, which will be the most detailed go-to source on UN and non-UN missions available to the public.

Articles by Richard Gowan

Will UN Peacekeeping Fall Victim to Budget Cuts?

Is United Nations peacekeeping fading away as a result of budget cuts — or are we just settling into a new normal?

September 23, 2010

Europe’s Peacekeeping Nightmares

How will Europe react to the changing nature of its peacekeeping role?

March 28, 2007

Building on Africa’s Hidden Victories

Will 2006 find Africa's regional security cooperation improved?

January 26, 2006

Waiting for Europe, Wanting America

Why can the U.S. still rely on Kosovo for support no matter how bad the U.S. image is around the globe?

October 24, 2005

Can Europe Build a NATO for Africa?

How can future Rwandas and Darfurs be prevented?

January 14, 2005