Is it Time for MINUSTAH to Leave Haiti?
Formed in 2004 to restore public order following the removal of then President Jean-Bertrand Aristide, the United Nations Stabilization Mission in Haiti (MINUSTAH) has continued its mission through this year, while also playing a key role in stabilizing Haiti following the January 2010 earthquake. While many cite Haiti's continued need for MINUSTAH, given remaining security challenges, many Haitians are calling for the force to leave, citing recent improvements. Many Haitians also feel that, at the least, MINUSTAH’s mission should be updated. To talk about this and more, the CSIS Americas Program is pleased to welcome Mark Schneider, author of Towards a Post-MINUSTAH Haiti: Making an Effective Transition (August 2012) and Governing Haiti: Time for National Consensus (February 2013), for a look at where MINUSTAH stands. Join us for this timely and informative discussion.