09 - Just how humanitarian are humanitarian interventions?...

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Just how humanitarian are humanitarian interventions? Frontline special on Rwanda Evolution of peacekeeping - Peacekeeping invented during the Cold War - Use exploded only after rivalry between superpowers ended - More PKOs now than ever before - Difference between peacemaking and peacekeeping o Peacemaking is when you try to bring warring factions to some sort of a resolution, peacekeeping implies there is already some sort of peace Types of PKO mandates - Observer o Unarmed, host consent, neutral, monitor ceasefire, human rights - Traditional o Lightly armed, host consent, neutral, separate combatants - Multidimensional o Armed, host consent, neutral - Enforcement Two camps - Intervention helps bring about peace o Third party intervention reduces likelihood that war will break out - Intervention reduces the likelihood of lasting peace o Artificially interfere with war’s natural evolution Make naturally hurting stalemate (thought to be condition for peace) less possible Give war a chance -
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This note was uploaded on 11/06/2009 for the course GOVT 3937 at Cornell University (Engineering School).

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