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By Edward Moxon-Browne (eds.)

This examine demanding situations the straightforward assumption that peacekeeping as we have identified it some time past could be the 'pill for each sick' sooner or later. A 'new international order' ability new sorts of clash breaking out virtually wherever in a global that's extra risky and not more predictable than earlier than. members to this quantity argue that we have to come back to fundamentals; that there are sobering classes to be learnt from Somalia, the Lebanon and Cambodia; that we have to ask a few primary questions. Can peacekeeping be 'reformed' or needs to it's completely 'reinvented'? Are infantrymen the easiest peacekeepers and, if no longer, who may still change them?

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Global news agencies like CNN now have an important impact on public opinion and by offering images of suffering and distress can appeal to the public and create a powerful constituency demanding that something be done in specific situations. Of course such media attention is notoriously short-lived - who cares about the Kurds or the Rwandans now? But over a brief period a strong influence can be exerted on governments and international organizations. In such circumstances there will be a great temptation on governments to 'dump' the problem with the UN in order to appear that they are doing something constructive.

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