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Contents

SIPRI Yearbook 2011

SIPRI Yearbook 2011

III. In search of a shared understanding

Chapter:
3. Peace operations: the fragile consensus
Source:
SIPRI Yearbook 2011
Author(s):
Thierry Tardy

Definitional debate regarding peace operations is not new. Several operations in the early 1990s—notably in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Rwanda and Somalia—revealed the difficulty of situating peace operations on the crisis management spectrum and highlighted the need to bring coherence to the distinction between peace operations and war-fighting. The Brahimi Report reasserted the three traditional principles that have been seen as distinguishing characteristics of peace operations, although it broadened both the meaning of consent and the criteria for the use of force.9 Despite this—and another attempt at codification in the 2008 Principles and Guidelines10—the principles are once again being stretched. Broad and contentious interpretations of the principles manifested in the mandates and activities of some operations have also met strong resistance. This has undermined the integrity of the operations as well as the support of local actors and even called into question the very meaning of ‘peace operation’.

Citation (MLA):
Tardy, Thierry. "3. Peace operations: the fragile consensus." SIPRI Yearbook. SIPRI. Oxford: Oxford University Press. 2016. Web. 19 Nov. 2018. <http://www.sipriyearbook.org/view/9780199695522/sipri-9780199695522-div1-27.xml>.
Citation (APA):
Tardy, T. (2016). 3. Peace operations: the fragile consensus. In SIPRI, SIPRI Yearbook 2011: Armaments, Disarmament and International Security. Oxford: Oxford University Press. Retrieved 19 Nov. 2018, from http://www.sipriyearbook.org/view/9780199695522/sipri-9780199695522-div1-27.xml
Citation (Chicago):
Tardy, Thierry. "3. Peace operations: the fragile consensus." In SIPRI Yearbook 2011: Armaments, Disarmament and International Security, SIPRI. (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2016). Retrieved 19 Nov. 2018, from http://www.sipriyearbook.org/view/9780199695522/sipri-9780199695522-div1-27.xml
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