A Future for Peacekeeping?, 1st Edition by Edward Moxon-Browne (eds.)

By Edward Moxon-Browne (eds.)

This research demanding situations the straightforward assumption that peacekeeping as we have identified it long ago would be the 'pill for each ailing' sooner or later. A 'new international order' capacity new different types of clash breaking out virtually anyplace in an international that's extra unstable and no more predictable than sooner than. individuals to this quantity argue that we have to come again to fundamentals; that there are sobering classes to be learnt from Somalia, the Lebanon and Cambodia; that we have to ask a few basic questions. Can peacekeeping be 'reformed' or needs to or not it's completely 'reinvented'? Are infantrymen the easiest peacekeepers and, if now not, who may still substitute them?

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31. 32. 33. 34. 35. 36. 37. 38. 39. 40. 41. 42. 43. 44. 45. 46. 47. 48. 49. 50. 51. , pp. 13-19. , p. 11. See Improving the Capacity of the United Nations for Peace-keeping. Report of the Secretary General, 14 March 1994, S/26450, 2. Ibid. Boutros-Ghali, op. , p. 32. , p. 32. For further discussion of humanitarian assistance and United Nations peacekeeping, see Andrew Sherriff and Claus Heje, Bedfellows? Humanitarian Assistance and United Nations Peacekeeping Operations, paper presented at the BISA Conference, Southhampton, 20 December 1995.

The tasks they undertake are varied and include: monitoring local police forces and potential trouble spots, providing guidance and training to local police, the control and assistance of movement, humanitarian relief and social welfare work, the investigation of criminal activity with an inter-communal aspect, the location of missing persons, securing the release of hostages, liaison between police forces representing the warring parties, the control or monitoring of checkpoints, joint patrolling.

A major problem in identifying the limits to peacekeeping can be found in the paucity of a joint doctrine for peacekeeping, operational as well as conceptual. It has become a major deficiency because it prevents an efficient pursuance of the objectives in the field, and it 20 Claus Heje makes it difficult to determine what a peacekeeping operation may and may not be able to do. To comply with this deficiency, traditional contributors to peacekeeping, particularly national armies, have been keen to formulate new peacekeeping doctrines.

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