Peacekeeping and the UN: lessons from Rwanda
This paper assesses the peacekeeping operations of the United Nations (UN), using the 1992-94 UN peacekeeping operation in Rwanda, code named United Nations Assistance Mission for Rwanda (UNAMIR), as a test case. It argues that the UNAMIR could not maintain peace because it was ‘professionally disarmed’. The paper considers UNAMIR in light of three basic military professional principles – orientation to offensive or combat, command and control, and intelligence information. From the outset...[Show more]
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