Soldiers of Diplomacy: The United Nations, Peacekeeping, and the New World Order

TitleSoldiers of Diplomacy: The United Nations, Peacekeeping, and the New World Order
Publication TypeBook
Year of Publication1998
AuthorsCoulon, Jocelyn
TranslatorAronoff, Phyllis, and Howard Scott
PublisherUniversity of Toronto Press
CityToronto ; Buffalo
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Jocelyn Coulon draws on his experiences visiting nine peacekeeping missions, including those in Cambodia, Bosnia, and Somalia, at a pivotal point in UN history, when UN troops were increasingly acting as warriors of a new world order. He raises important questions: How can the UN distinguish its objectives from the interests of the great powers? Could—and should—the UN maintain an independent army? How can the pitfalls encountered by the peacekeepers in Somalia and Bosnia be avoided? Finally, Coulon urges a return to the original, though less spectacular, role of the UN soldiers: keeping the peace where peace is really the goal of the parties involved. —Jacket

URLhttp://www.jstor.org/stable/10.3138/9781442680081
Original PublicationLes Casques bleus (Saint-Laurent, QC: Fides, 1994).
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