War and Intervention: Issues for Contemporary Peace Operations

War and Intervention: Issues for Contemporary Peace Operations

War and Intervention: Issues for Contemporary Peace Operations

War and Intervention: Issues for Contemporary Peace Operations

Synopsis

• Explains developments in recent peacekeeping operations and politico-military environments • Bridges the gap between peace and conflict scholarship • Highlights new aspects of war studies War and Interventionreveals how the past decade has witnessed key developments in the nature of both war and intervention. While armed paramilitary groups, who have diverse sources of funding and arms, direct their focus on civilians through terror and propaganda, peace operations are expanding in breadth and depth. Not only is the United Nations directing the transitional governance of territory and the accompanying executive powers, but other actors, from national military contingents to the World Bank and NGOs, have also adapted to meet a cascade of tasks. War and Interventionallows readers from a range of different disciplines--military, academic, humanitarian, political, and diplomatic--to understand the priorities and methods of different actors in today's peace operations.
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