n Conflict Trends - Contextualising the peacekeeping and peacebuilding nexus

Volume 2011, Issue 3
  • ISSN : 1561-9818


Once upon a time, peacekeeping operations tended to be calm and consensual. ... Today's peacekeeping may take an entirely different form. There is less clarity about peace, the conflict might even be ongoing, with no clear views on who the parties to it actually are. ... Not taking sides may be difficult. ... The 'international community' is called upon to help in diverse situations of tragedy and emergency. ... In essence, instead of keeping the peace, the international community is invited to participate in the building of peace.

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