Conflict Trends 2005/4



"This issue portrays peacekeeping as an important step in the conflict resolution and transformation process, but it leaves the door open for wider discussion and engagement on the root causes of protracted conflict. Therefore, it is our hope that the opinions expressed in this issue will go the distance in stimulating discourse as a step through which the threats and opportunities of security can be effectively addressed."

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by Vasu Gounden


From Peacekeeping to Peace Operations
by Ramesh Thakur

The Civilian Dimensions of the African Standy-by Force System
by Cedric de Coning

Sexual Abuse and Exploitation: Power Tools in Peacekeeping Missions
by Karishma Rajoo

Towards a Comprehensive Self-sufficient African Peace Operation Capacity: Fact or Fiction?
by Andreas Vogt

From Peacekeeping to Peace Building: Post-Conflict Reconstruction in Africa
by Barbara Barungi and Karanja Mbugua


The African Union and Peace Support Operations
by Bereng Mtimkulu

Face File

African Peacekeeping Missions

  • UNAMSIL: Sierra Leone
  • UNMIL: Liberia
  • UNOCI: Côte d'Ivoire
  • ONUB: Burundi
  • UNMIS: Sudan (Southern)
  • UNMEE: Ethiopia & Eritrea
  • AMIS: Sudan (Darfur)

by Richard Kamidza, Karanja Mbugua &Venashri Pillay

Book Review

Shake Hands with the Devil: The Failure of Humanity in Rwanda
Reviewed by Cedric de Coning