What is the difference between peacekeeping, peacemaking, and peacebuilding? How can air support be used in peace operations? How does "British peacekeeping" differ from American and other forms of peacekeeping? For answers, look in this handy reference work, which ranges from the first UN observer missions in the Balkans in 1947 to present-day Bosnia, covering not only the "blue helmets," but also peacekeeping under other auspices.
Oliver Ramsbotham and Tom Woodhouse are senior lecturers in peace studies and co-directors of the Centre for Conflict Resolution at the University of Bradford, Bradford, England. They are editors of International Peacekeeping News and digest editors for International Peacekeeping.
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