The UN at War: Peace Operations in a New Era

Author: John Karlsrud
Year: 2018
Publisher: Springer International Publishing AG
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In his new book The UN at War, John Karlsrud analyses the evolving politics on UN peace operations of the five veto powers of the UN Security Council, as well as major troop-contributing countries and western powers. He investigates the move towards peace enforcement and counter-terrorism, and what consequences this development may have for the UN. He also looks at the evolving relationship between the UN and the African Union, and the increasing deployment of regional ad hoc coalitions inside or in parallel with UN peace operations, like the Force Intervention Brigade in the Democratic Republic of Congo or the Joint Force of the Group of Five Sahel. He elaborates on this topic in a recent piece published with the International Peace Institute.