United Nations Peacekeeping In Africa Since 1960

Author: Norrie Macqueen
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317877330
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United Nations Peacekeeping In Africa Since 1960. United Nations Peacekeeping in Africa provides an exploration of United Nations military intervention in Africa, from its beginnings in the Congo in 1960 to the new operations of the twenty-first century. The scene is set by an examination of the theoretical bases both of United Nations peacekeeping and of Africa’s post-independence politics and international relations. The peacekeeping project in Africa is then described on a region by region basis – Central Africa, Southern Africa, West Africa, the Horn and Trans-Saharan Africa – with comparisons and contrasts within and between each part of Africa highlighted throughout. A number of key questions are considered: how have developments in the broader international system affected conflicts in Africa? what are the internal and external forces which have caused African states to ‘fail’ and ‘collapse’? how have external powers ‘used’ UN Peacekeeping in pursuit of their own political agendas? what determines success and failure in African peacekeeping? are there African solutions to African problems which could supplant UN involvement? As well as providing an account of UN involvement, the book is concerned to explore the long historical origins of the African conflicts with which the UN has been engaged. Written in an engaging and accessible manner, United Nations Peacekeeping in Africa provides an invaluable examination of the complex issues surrounding UN interventions in Africa.

Fires All Around The Horizon

Author: Max Harrelson
Publisher: Praeger Pub Text
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Fires All Around The Horizon. Looks at some of the major political crises and conflicts over the last four decades and examines the role of the United Nations

Humanitarian Intervention And The United Nations

Author: Norrie MacQueen
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
ISBN: 0748687890
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Humanitarian Intervention And The United Nations. Explores the UN's track record of military action, from cold war 'brushfire' peacekeeping to the fractured globalisation of the contemporary worldMacQueen assesses armed humanitarian intervention on a region-by-region basis, from the Balkans to Africa, the Middle East to Southeast Asia. Using empirical evidence, he compiles a 'balance sheet' of the UN's successes and failures and asks hard questions about humanitarian intervention's short and long-term value.* Presents a concise analytical overview of the theoretical, moral and practical issues* Case study chapters on sub-Saharan Africa, the Balkans and East Timor* Confronts hard questions about the short and long-term value of these interventions

Managing Armed Conflicts In The 21st Century

Author: Adekeye Adebajo
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135271186
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Managing Armed Conflicts In The 21st Century. Produced with the International Peace Academy in New York, this volume focuses largely on the conflicts of the 1990s and future projects, examining multifacteted issues involved in conflict management, suggesting new approaches and tools for future conflict management.

Canada The Congo Crisis And Un Peacekeeping 1960 64

Author: Kevin A. Spooner
Publisher: UBC Press
ISBN: 0774858958
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Canada The Congo Crisis And Un Peacekeeping 1960 64. In 1960 the Republic of Congo teetered near collapse as its first government struggled to cope with civil unrest and mutinous armed forces. When the UN established a peacekeeping operation to deal with the crisis, the Canadian government faced a difficult decision. Should it support the intervention? By offering one of the first detailed accounts of Canadian involvement in a UN peacekeeping mission, Kevin Spooner reveals that Canada's involvement was not a certainty: the Diefenbaker government had immediate and ongoing reservations about the mission, reservations that challenge cherished notions of Canada's commitment to the UN and its status as a peacekeeper.

Blue Helmets For Africa

Author: Frank van Rooyen
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Blue Helmets For Africa. For the past 60 years, the United Nations has been keeping foes apart in strife-torn parts of the world, and rebuilding countries and communities afterwards. In the UN's peace operations in Africa, India has been an active partner since its peacekeeping mission in the Congo in 1960. In this paper, all references to "the Congo" denote the Democratic Republic of Congo (formerly Zaire), and not the Republic of Congo (or Congo-Brazzaville). This paper explores India's peacekeeping efforts in Africa over the last five decades. It analyses the reasons for India's engagement in African peace missions, and finds that different motives and incentives appear to be driving India's peacekeeping. Some of these can be explained along Cold War fault lines. A chronological account of India's peacekeeping actions in Africa illustrates that country's commitment to securing peace, the depth of involvement, the fatalities bravely borne and the hardships endured. Even more important, the record shows that India continues to use the experience that has been gained to refine its approach to peacekeeping. In conclusion, the paper offers a forecast of what form India's commitments to Africa's peacekeeping requirements are likely to take in the future. India may well develop criteria that require a greater return on investment than has been the case over the last half-century. A more tempered approach -- particularly in view of India's global aspirations -- seems likely.

Africa In International Politics

Author: Ian Taylor
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 9780415358361
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Africa In International Politics. Locating Africa on the global stage, this book examines and compares external involvement in the continent, exploring the foreign policies of major states and international organizations towards Africa. The contributors work within a political economy framework in order to study how these powers have attempted to stimulate democracy, peace and prosperity in the context of neo-liberal hegemony and ask whom these attempts have benefited and failed.

Dangers Of Co Deployment

Author: David J. Francis
Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
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Dangers Of Co Deployment. Tracing the evolution of UN peacekeeping, this engaging volume explores its historical background and, by way of pertinent case studies, focuses on the changing nature of UN peacekeeping with particular reference to Africa, a continent that has been instrumental in shaping theory and practice. The concept of co-deployment between the UN and regional/sub-regional organizations is constantly evolving, and is therefore studied in detail here. In this context, case studies of co-deployment such as Britain's IMAT, France's RECAMP and America's ACRI enable the authors to ascertain how they link to regional peacekeeping efforts in Africa. The book provides a comprehensive and critical analysis of the capacity of the African Regional Intergovernmental Organizations in collective security, peacekeeping, conflict management and resolution, and the collaboration between the UN and ECOWAS in Liberia and Sierra Leone.

African Security Politics Redefined

Author: K. Dokken
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 0230612490
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African Security Politics Redefined. This book analyzes recent alterations in African security politics, focusing on regionalization of civil wars, transnational aspects of African conflicts, African regional peacekeeping efforts, the privatization of security in Africa, and the role of the UN in peacekeeping.

Africa Conflict Resolution And International Diplomacy

Author: Ifeoha Azikiwe
Publisher: Author House
ISBN: 1468578278
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Africa Conflict Resolution And International Diplomacy. Africa has an unenviable record of 100 military coups in the past five decades, and that may not be the last count. The military still holds power in Guinea and Mauritania, while their incursion saw the assassination of President Joao Bernardo Vieira of Guinea-Bissau in March 2009. Fifteen of the 53 African leaders came to power by the force of arm; 23 have been on the throne for more than 10 years. The undemocratic inheritance left behind by military dictators and authoritarian one-party, sit-tight presidents, remain major sources of armed conflicts and civil wars that have claimed well over 20 million lives. The continent has a deluge of 3 million refugees. Out of the 23.7 million IDPs worldwide, 12.6 million are in Africa. Africa: Conflict Resolution And International Diplomacy, reflects on contending issues in contemporary African politics, examines Africa's crisis flash-points and traces various diplomatic initiatives taken by the international community; the UN, AU, EU, the G8, African regional communities and NGOs to ensure peace and stability. Seen purely from an African perspective, Ifeoha Azikiwe delves into the origin, the immediate and remote causes of these conflicts, as well as their cumulative effects and proffers short and long-term preventive measures. He foresees new conflicts erupting from desperate attempts to promote and institutionalise "democratic monarchy" - a recipe for future conflicts. Looking forward, he concludes by highlighting current initiatives, economic and political strategies that could fast-track the process towards full continental integration and formation of a "United States of Africa". Although a number of issues raised in the book may seem unpalatable, the author believes that the time has come to tell us some basic truth, if only to curb excessive impunity, uncanny democratic practices, external manipulations and neo-colonial tendencies that exacerbate conflicts in Africa