Eunsook Chung Professor
Royal Military College

 

Areas of Expertise
Civil Wars and Intrastate Conflict, Development of International Law, Disarmament, Electoral Assistance, Human Rights, International Affairs, International Criminal Court, International Justice, International Non-Governmental Organizations, International Organizations, International Sanctions, Mine Action, Peace and Security, United Nations, United Nations Reform

Region of Focus
North America, Sub-Saharan Africa

Background
Walter Dorn is Professor of Defence Studies at the Royal Military College of Canada (RMC) and the Canadian Forces College (CFC). He teaches officers of rank major to brigadier-general from Canada and about 20 other countries. He specializes in arms control, peace operations, just war theory, international criminal law, international verification and enforcement, and the United Nations.

As an “operational professor” he participates in field missions and assists international organizations. For instance, he was a UN Electoral Officer for the 1999 referendum in East Timor and a Visiting Professional with the International Criminal Court (ICC) in 2010. He also served as a consultant with the UN’s Department of Peacekeeping Operations, including on the Expert Panel on Technology and Innovation in UN Peacekeeping. In 2017-18, Dr. Dorn was appointed as the United Nations’ “Innovation and Protection Technology Expert” to explore technologies for testing, piloting and employing in UN peace operations.

Dr. Dorn seeks to promote international peace and security through teaching, research and service, including field work. His website (www.walterdorn.net) offers some of the results of this effort, especially publications.

His two most recent books are Air Power in UN Operations: Wings for Peace (Ashgate, 2014) and Keeping Watch: Monitoring, Technology, and Innovation in UN Peace Operations (UNU Press, 2011). He is hoping to “someday soon” finish a book tentatively titled Global Watch: UN Monitoring for International Peace and Human Security, to explore the UN’s expanding monitoring of conflicts, ceasefires, elections, human rights, sanctions, enforcement actions and global security generally.

Recent Publications

See http://walterdorn.net/pub

REFEREED JOURNALS
“Cyberpeacekeeping: New Ways to Prevent and Manage Cyberattacks (with Stewart Webb), International Journal of Cyber Warfare and Terrorism (IJCWT), 9:1 (March 2019).
“Preparing for Peace: Myths and Realities of Canadian Peacekeeping Training,” International Journal, 73:2, pp.257–281 (July 2018).
“Airships in UN Humanitarian and Peace Operations: Ready for Service?” (by A. Walter Dorn, Nicolas Baird and Robert Owen), Journal of Aviation/Aerospace Education and Research, 27:2 (May 2018).
“Modern Sikh Warriors: Militants, Soldiers, Citizens” (by Walter Dorn and Stephen Gucciardi), Journal of Military Ethics , 16:3–4, 272–285 (2017).
“Cyberpeacekeeping: A New Role for the United Nations?” Georgetown Journal of International Affairs, 18:3 (Fall 2017), pp.138–146.

CHAPTERS
“Protecting Civilians with Force: Lessons and Dilemmas from the UN Stabilisation Mission in Haiti,” in The Use of Force in UN Peacekeeping, Peter Nadin (Ed.), Routledge, 2018, pp.124–144. (book info)
“The Evolution of Peacekeeping Intelligence: The UN’s Laboratory in Mali,” (by Sebastiaan J. H. Rietjens, and A. Walter Dorn) in E. Braat, F. Baudet and J. van Woensel (Eds.) In Between Learning and Law. Perspectives on Military Intelligence from the First World War to Mali, T.M.C. Asser Press, The Hague, July 2017.
“Smart Peacekeeping: Tech-Enabled UN Operations,” Providing for Peacekeeping No. 13, International Peace Institute, New York, July 2016.

BOOKS
Air Power in UN Operations: Wings for Peace, W. Dorn (Ed.), Ashgate Publishing, Farnham, UK, 2014, 350 pp. (web: unairpower.net; reviews)
Keeping Watch: Monitoring, Technology and Innovation in UN Peace Operations, United Nations University Press, Tokyo, 2011, 273 pp. (web: keepingwatch.net; UNU Press)

OTHER

“Peacekeeping Promises: Kept or Broken?” in John Trent (ed.), The United Nations and Canada: What Canada Could and Should Do at the United Nations 2018: A Question of Leadership, World Federalist Movement – Canada, 2018. (unitednationsandcanada.org)
“Gaming Peace: A Call for Peacekeeper Roles,” (by A. Walter Dorn & Stewart Webb), Defence Report, 23 July 2018.
“Cyberpeacekeeping: the Challenge,” Peace Magazine, vol. 34, no. 1, p.27, 30 (January–March 2018).
“Beyond Troops: Possible Canadian Contributions to NATO in Three Areas Outside of Military Operations,” (by Danielle Stodilka and Walter Dorn), Defence Report, 28 November 2017.
“Trudeau Government’s Rhetoric on Peacekeeping Has Priority Over Action,” Ottawa Citizen, Defence Watch (Guest Writer), 15 November 2017

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Updated March, 2019