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Günümüzde Barış Operasyonları
Today’s Peace Operations

Author(s): Uğur Güngör
Subject(s): Politics / Political Sciences
Published by: Atatürk Stratejik Araştırmalar Enstitüsü
Keywords: Peacekeeping; Peace Operations; Cold War; United Nations; Security Council

Summary/Abstract: The purpose of this article is to analyze today’s UN peace operations. This study, first of all touches upon the evolution of peacekeeping and peace operations carried out by the UN in the Cold War era. By emphasizing the increasing need for peace operations, in a period where the Cold War came to an end, the causess of expansion and change in the peace operations have been evaluated. In addition, the article points out Turkey’s contributions to peace operations, in the wake of its election for a two-year term to the UN Security Council. The article concludes that today’s peace operations are conflict-resolution activities rather than conflict-management activities, and hımanitarian aspect of peace operations is gaining further importance. Turkey’s role in peace operations will likely increase because of its UN Security Council membership.

  • Issue Year: 04/2008
  • Issue No: 08
  • Page Range: 7-19
  • Page Count: 13
  • Language: Turkish