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Conclusion: The Use of Peacekeeping

  • Alan James
Part of the Studies in International Security book series (SIS)

Abstract

Contrary to what is often supposed, peacekeeping has proved its use in a very wide range of international disputes. As the 57 case studies in this book have shown, it can help to contain or resolve conflicts which extend from small back-yard problems to superpower confrontations. This statement should not surprise anyone who reasons from first principles and has some knowledge of politics and war. Impartial and non-threatening third parties can play a timely role in many walks of life. Where considerations of national honour and the need to save face are compounded by the antagonism of distrustful or recently-embattled states, such assistance can be of great value.

Keywords

International Conflict International Politics International Dispute Timely Role Soviet Threat 
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Copyright information

© International Institute for Strategic Studies 1990

Authors and Affiliations

  • Alan James
    • 1
  1. 1.University of KeeleUK

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