n Institute for Security Studies Papers - Decisions, Decisions. South Africa's foray into regional peace operations

Volume 2003, Issue 72
  • ISSN : 1026-0404



This paper first provides a brief overview of the most salient aspects of the White Paper on Peace Missions and then examines recent deployments of the South African National Defence Force (SANDF) in a peace support role, with specific reference to the decision-making process. The aim is to measure past practice against the policy guidelines for such deployment, and to suggest ways to close the gaps between policy and practice.

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