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Peacekeeping

Peacekeeping


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This study argues, based on the author's firsthand experience with five United Nations peacekeeping missions, that classic peacekeepers in the Cold War era could play a limited but nonetheless useful role in international conflict control. However, in the post-Cold War period, some new approaches to peacekeeping and ventures into enforcement have been unsuccessful, and the United Nations has lost much credibility in the art of peacekeeping. In a violent world, peacekeeping will always play a minor supporting role to traditional diplomacy among the great powers and to coalition and alliance efforts to control conflict. The author's involvement in peacekeeping missions in Cyprus, Iran-Iraq, and other parts of the Middle East over the period from 1967 to 1990 gives him a rare and informed perspective on peacekeeping.


About the Author:

JAMES H. ALLAN served for 37 years as an infantry officer in the Canadian Army before retiring as a colonel in 1991. He had extensive peacekeeping experience in Cyprus, Syria, Israel, Iran, and Iraq.


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Product Details
  • ISBN-13: 9780275953614
  • Publisher: Praeger Publishers
  • Publisher Imprint: Praeger Publishers
  • Height: 245 mm
  • No of Pages: 224
  • Series Title: Praeger Series in War Studies
  • Weight: 453 gr
  • ISBN-10: 0275953610
  • Publisher Date: 30 Mar 1996
  • Binding: Hardback
  • Language: English
  • Returnable: Y
  • Spine Width: 23 mm
  • Width: 162 mm


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