Orphan of the Cold War

The Inside Story of the Collapse of the Angolan Peace Process, 1992–93

  • Authors
  • Margaret Joan Anstee

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxv
  2. The Context: Personal, National and International

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Margaret Joan Anstee
      Pages 3-6
    3. Margaret Joan Anstee
      Pages 7-14
    4. Margaret Joan Anstee
      Pages 15-29
  3. The Military and Security Situation — February to September 1992

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 45-45
    2. Margaret Joan Anstee
      Pages 47-61
    3. Margaret Joan Anstee
      Pages 64-68
    4. Margaret Joan Anstee
      Pages 69-77
    5. Margaret Joan Anstee
      Pages 78-84
  4. The Preparation and Organisation of the Elections — March to September 1992

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 85-85
    2. Margaret Joan Anstee
      Pages 87-98
    3. Margaret Joan Anstee
      Pages 99-126
    4. Margaret Joan Anstee
      Pages 127-157
  5. Day to Day Living

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 159-159
    2. Margaret Joan Anstee
      Pages 161-172
    3. Margaret Joan Anstee
      Pages 173-183
  6. The Elections and their Aftermath

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 185-185
    2. Margaret Joan Anstee
      Pages 187-198

About this book

Introduction

This is the personal story of Dame Margaret Anstee's experiences as Special Representative of the Secretary-General of the UN for Angola and Head of the UN peacekeeping mission there from February 1992 to June 1993. Formerly a colony of Portugal, Angola was awarded independence following the democratization of Portugal in 1975. After independence, disagreement emerged between Angola's main ethno-political groups which resulted in one of the most bloody civil wars the world has known. The author, the first woman to head a peacekeeping mission, intersperses personal experiences with events as they unfold, describing the horrendous sufferings of the Angolan people and analyses the reasons for the collapse of the process and the lessons for UN peacekeeping generally.

Keywords

Civil War Cold War Peace Peace Process Peacekeeping

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1057/9780230376731
  • Copyright Information Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 1996
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, London
  • eBook Packages Palgrave Political & Intern. Studies Collection
  • Print ISBN 978-0-333-66446-9
  • Online ISBN 978-0-230-37673-1
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