Peacekeeping has always been one of the most visible symbols of the UN role in international peace and security, and this book explores the evolution of its peacekeeping activities, particularly since the early 1990s. It combines academic analysis, field experience, and reflection with forward-looking proposals for more effective peace operations designed and deployed by the UN in partnership with regional, sub-regional, and local agencies. The book examines: the challenges of post-cold war peacekeeping; regional experiences of peacekeeping missions, with an emphasis on the post-Soviet region and Africa; the experiences in Cambodia, former Yugoslavia, and East Timor; and the future role of the UN in peace operations.
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The United Nations: Stuck in a Fog between Peacekeeping and Enforcement By Ruggie, John Gerard McNair Papers, No. 24-25, November 1993
Labour-Intensive Growth Is Vital: The Last UN Peacekeeping Troops Pulled out of Sierra Leone at the End of 2005, Signalling an End to the Physical Intervention of outside Forces in the Country's Affairs. Can the Country, Now at Peace, Find the Right Economic Formula to Sustain Peace and Stability? Neil Ford Discusses By Ford, Neil African Business, No. 317, February 2006
1988: UN Peacekeeping Forces: 'The Impartial Soldiers' By UN Chronicle, Vol. 40, No. 3, September-November 2003
DRCongo: Peacekeepers or a Costly 'Bunch of Tourists': Congo Is a Classic Example of UN Failure from the 1960s to the Present, Wrote a Uganda Expert Recently. and He Was Right! the Second-Largest UN Peacekeeping Mission in the World, and the Most Expensive, Sent to DRCongo, Has Failed to Stop the Rebel Wars in the Country. Prompting Uganda's President Museveni to Describe the UN Peacekepers as "A Bunch of Tourists" By Mgamba, Richard New African, No. 533, November 2013
UK Sends Taskforce to Sierra Leone A New British Taskforce Is to Be Sent to Sierra Leone to Shore Up United Nations Peacekeeping Forces in the Country, It Emerged Yesterday By Sunday Business (London, England), October 29, 2000
Japan's Peacekeeping Bill Stalls Ruling Party Falters in Bid to Reverse Constitutional Ban on Deploying Armed Forces Abroad. AFTER PEARL HARBOR By Clayton Jones, writer of The Christian Science Monitor The Christian Science Monitor, December 9, 1991
Yugoslav Peace Plan Inches Ahead Killing of Observers Appears to Prompt Military Ouster, New Commitment to Support Plan. PEACEKEEPING FORCES By Jonathan Landay, Monitor The Christian Science Monitor, January 13, 1992