United Nations Peace Operation Then and Now
David M. Malone
International Development Research Centre
Center on Global Counterterrorism Cooperation
International Peacekeeping: The Yearbook of International Peace Operations, Vol 9, pp. 1-26, 2004
This essay aims to describe and analyse the major shifts in UN peace operations since the days of Ralph Bunche. It begins by describing how peace operations looked then, in Bunche's era. Next, it describes how peace operations look now, identifying both continuities and changes, before analyzing the reasons for these changes. The article then outlines the consequences of these changes for the UN's involvement in world politics and reflects on the shape of UN peace operations tomorrow.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 26
Keywords: UN, peace operations, Ralph Bunche, international institutions
Date posted: October 1, 2008
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