Media, Video & Audio

‘G7 emergency meeting over escalation of conflict in Ukraine’

ABC NewsRadio, Breakfast show, 12 October 2022

‘Endless wars, perpetual peacekeeping’

AIIA Academic Conference, ‘How Wars End’, 25 January 2022

‘Mali Crisis’

TickerNEWS interview, 21 January 2022

‘UN peacekeeping, US counterterrorism strategy and WhatsApp’

Peacekeeping expert Charlie Hunt from RMIT University joins ASPI’s Lisa Sharland to discuss some of the challenges facing the UN in delivering these important operations and the future of peacekeeping, and how Australia can increase its presence in peacekeeping operations.

Australian Strategic Policy Institute, ‘Policy, Guns & Money’ Podcast, 12 July 2021

‘Mali Coup: Political crisis unfolding in Mali’

TickerNEWS interview, 21 June 2021

Sustaining Progress on Action for Peacekeeping – An Asia-Pacific perspective


‘Israel-Gaza Conflict: Diplomatic efforts fail to halt violence’

TickerNEWS interview, 17 May 2021

‘The dilemmas of protecting civilians in UN Peace Operations’

Special scientific workshop ‘Dilemmas of contemporary peacekeeping’, Department of Theory and History of International Relations, RUDN University, Moscow, Russia, 31 March 2021

‘The Future of International Policing Partnerships’

Expert Workshop, “The future of international policing: Increasing effectiveness and impact through partnerships”, Police Division of the Office of Rule of Law and Security Institutions in the Department of Peace Operations, together with the African Union, European Union and INTERPOL, New York, USA, 24 February 2021.

‘If diamonds are a dime a dozen, why are they so valuable’

SBS ‘The Feed’, 1 December 2020

‘The United Nations in the 90s’


‘Protection through policing: The protective role of UN police in peace operations’

IPI policy forum event (LIVE), NEW YORK, 13 FEBRUARY 2020

Strengthening Peacekeeping and Sustaining Peace


CONFERENCE co-hosted by perm missions to un of ghana, the uk and norway, UN ECOSOC CHAMBER, 12 November 2019

‘Central African Republic, Peacekeeping and the protection of civilians’

GUIRA FM 93.3 MINUSCA radio interview, 31 August 2019

Protection of Civilians in UN Peace Operations: Progress, Problems and Prospects

PUBLIC LECTURE, Australian Institute for International Affairs – Victoria, 29 May 2019

Keeping the Peace with Dr Charles T. Hunt

dyason House podcast, season 3, episode 2, 20 may 2019

dyason house podcast

Whither UN Peace Operations?

Keynote Address, Annual Peace Operations Seminar, Peace Operations Training Centre (POTC), Australian Defence College, Canberra, 8 April 2019.


The World’s Youngest Failed State: Interrogating Western Interventions in South Sudan

Public Lecture (with Adam Day, Centre for Policy Research, UN University)

Centre for Grand Strategy, King’s College London, 30 November 2018

Audio recording



On 9 July 2011, South Sudan became the world’s youngest state, emerging from decades of civil war and a complex separation process from Sudan. Western powers overwhelmingly rejoiced at the newfound independence of South Sudan, with President Obama calling it a “new dawn” for the country. The United Nations too dramatically shifted its engagement in the two Sudans, shutting down the Khartoum-based mission that had overseen the peace agreement between North and South, and inaugurating a large, state-building mission in South Sudan which focused on helping the state to govern effectively and democratically. Two years later, however, South Sudan had descended into all-out civil war, a conflict that has left the country devastated and cost nearly 400,000 lives. The UN mission on the ground has all but abandoned its state-building efforts and is now focused on the more immediate tasks of protecting civilians, monitoring human rights violations, and bringing the warring parties into a viable agreement. What does South Sudan mean for Western visions of state failure and state-building? What lessons can be drawn from the UN’s experience in South Sudan from independence to today?

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What’s going on in West Africa?

Public Lecture, Melbourne Free University, 8 March 2018

MFU POSTER - Charlie Hunt - West Africa

Challenges of UN Peace Operations

Keynote Address, Australian Defence Force Command & Staff College, 24 November 2017


Social resilience in the face of political volatility and threat: Lessons from the Global South

Global Frictions Seminar Series, Centre for Global Research, RMIT University, 16 November 2017

Hongoh, Brown, Boege & Hunt 4

Video recording

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Global Frictions Poster - Social Resiliance - v03
Hongoh, Brown, Boege & Hunt 2

UN Peacekeeping: At an Inflection Point

Public Lecture, Australian Institute for International Affairs, 23 May 2017

Audio recording


Doing Statebuilding Better?

Global Frictions Seminar Series, Centre for Global Research, RMIT University, 25 August 2016

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Global Frictions Poster - August 2016 Final