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A peacekeeper in Africa, learning from UN interventions in other people's wars ; [a project of the International Peace Institute], Alan Doss - hbk

"Alan Doss offers a rare window into the real world of UN peacekeeping missions in Côte d'Ivoire, Liberia, Sierra Leone, and the Democratic Republic of Congo. Doss's story is one of presidents and prelates, warlords and warriors, heroes and villains, achievements and disappointments-and innocent people caught in the midst of deadly violence. As he shares his front-line experiences, he reflects on the reasons for successes and failures and on the qualities that leaders need to successfully guide efforts to rebuild peace and prosperity in devastated societies. Not least, he also considers the UN's future role in conflict prevention and peacekeeping in a climate of increasing resistance to intervention in "other people's wars.""--, Provided by publisher
Table Of Contents
A Journey in Peacekeeping -- Part 1: Things Fall Apart: West African Wars -- Sierra Leone: The Search for Peace -- Côte d'Ivoire : The War of Succession -- Liberia: From War to Peace -- Part 2: Wars Without Winners: Peacekeeping in Congo -- Into the Cauldron: Congo Past and Present -- Conflict Without End: The Kivu Wars -- The Contagion of Conflict: Other Places, Other Wars -- Pursuing Peace: Stabilization, Peacebuilding, and Transition -- Part 3: Out of the Shadows: The Promise of Peace -- Great Expectations: Intervention and Its Conceits -- Pipe Dreams and Possibilities: Navigating Pathways to Peace -- Part 4: Moving Forward: Peacekeeping Today and Tomorrow -- A Job Like No Other: Leading Peacekeeping Missions -- Facing the Future: Actions for Peace
Literary Form
non fiction
Physical Description
xii, 340 p., 24 cm

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