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Casualties of the New World Order

The Causes of Failure of UN Missions to Civil Wars


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Michael Wesley
    Pages 1-28
  3. Michael Wesley
    Pages 29-65
  4. Michael Wesley
    Pages 66-95
  5. Michael Wesley
    Pages 96-124
  6. Michael Wesley
    Pages 125-132
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 133-200

About this book


Casualties of the New World Order contends that the high rate of failure among post-Cold War UN missions are attributable to common weaknesses which are vulnerable to civil war dynamics. These mission weaknesses derive from the high level of control over the missions' mandates and operations wielded by combinations of self-interested and distracted UN member-states. The effects of these weaknesses are examined in the failed missions in Bosnia, Somalia, and Angola, while their absence is observed in the successful missions to El Salvador, Mozambique, and Cambodia.


Civil War Cold War dynamics election media mediation monitoring Peacekeeping state war world order

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  1. 1.Asia-Australia InstituteUniversity of New South WalesSydneyAustralia

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