n African Renaissance - A step towards getting peacekeeping right, Don Kraus - : discussion

Volume 1, Issue 3
  • ISSN : 1744-2532
  • E-ISSN: 2516-5305


Don Kraus's article, 'A step Towards Getting Peacekeeping Right', underscores one essential component of the African dilemma, the inability of its peoples to pacify and reconcile areas of conflict without recourse to an extra-African entity. From the economy, to politics, to security, to wars, to famine, to refugees, the African continent remains a ward of the 'international community', a community whose principal members are often not disinterested bystanders in both the remote and immediate causes of the conflicts. Otherwise, why shouldn't President George Bush or any other president for that matter not suffer any deficit of credibility if he 'suddenly' now offers a plan called 'Global Peace Operations Initiative, [GPOI] in which the UN, NATO and AU are now offered assistance to build 'additional capacity' for global peacekeeping. After all, President Bush upon assumption of office said Africa is of no strategic interest to the United States and his aversion to 'stability operations' is not exactly a revelation.

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