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This study argues, based on the author's firsthand experience with five United Nations peacekeeping missions, that classic peacekeepers in the Cold War era could play a limited but nonetheless useful role in international conflict control. However, in the post-Cold War period, some new approaches to peacekeeping and ventures into enforcement have been unsuccessful, and the United Nations has lost much credibility in the art of peacekeeping. In a violent world, peacekeeping will always play a minor supporting role to traditional diplomacy among the great powers and to coalition and alliance efforts to control conflict. The author's involvement in peacekeeping missions in Cyprus, Iran-Iraq, and other parts of the Middle East over the period from 1967 to 1990 gives him a rare and informed perspective on peacekeeping.
About the Author
JAMES H. ALLAN served for 37 years as an infantry officer in the Canadian Army before retiring as a colonel in 1991. He had extensive peacekeeping experience in Cyprus, Syria, Israel, Iran, and Iraq.
Table of Contents
Foreword by John A. English
An Overview of Peacekeeping
The UN Force in Cyprus, 1967 and 1972-73
The UN Truce Supervision Organization, The UN Disengagement Observer Force, and the UN Interim Force in Lebanon: 1981-82
The UN Iran-Iraq Military Observer Group, 1989-90
Peacekeeping: Renaissance or Empty Dream?
Appendix: Report of the United Nations Technical Team's Visit to Iran-Iraq, 25 July 1988-2 August 1988