United Nations Peacekeeping and Opportunities for Reform (Paperback)

United Nations Peacekeeping and Opportunities for Reform By Committee on Foreign Relations United St Cover Image

United Nations Peacekeeping and Opportunities for Reform (Paperback)

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As a permanent member of the United Nation Security Council and the largest contributor to the U.N. peacekeeping budget, the U.S. has a particular interest in how U.N. peacekeeping mandates are set and operations are carried out. Because the United States cannot be everywhere all the time, there is an important role for U.N. peacekeeping in supporting U.S. interests with respect to security and stability around the world. U.N. peacekeeping is evolving in many ways. Traditionally, missions have focused primarily on negotiating peace agreements, inserting blue helmets to separate conflicting parties to implement these agreements, and generally monitoring and keeping the peace. U.N. peacekeepers now are being asked to take on new and difficult responsibilities, such as civilian protection, disarming active combatants, or developing the capacity to engage on the antiterrorism front. These new missions and mandates raise many questions. What are the risks when U.N. peacekeepers actively engage combatants in a warzone? Do U.N. peacekeepers forgo their neutrality in these instances? And if so, what are the implications for our interests? If U.N. peacekeepers are asked to provide logistics support in humanitarian crises such as the Ebola fight in West Africa, what challenges does that raise?
Product Details ISBN: 9781546476672
ISBN-10: 1546476679
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Publication Date: May 5th, 2017
Pages: 68
Language: English