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Providing Peacekeepers: The Politics, Challenges, and Future of United Nations Peacekeeping Contributions

Alex J. Bellamy and Paul D. Williams


During the first decade of the twenty-first century, the rising demand for peacekeepers saw the United Nations (UN) operate at a historically unprecedented tempo, with increases in the number and size of missions as well as in the scope and complexity of their mandates. The need to deploy over 120,000 UN peacekeepers and the demands placed upon them in the field have threatened to outstrip the willingness and to some extent capacity of the UN’s member states. This situation raises the questions of why states contribute forces to UN missions and, conversely, what factors inhibit them from doing ... More

Keywords: peacekeeping, peacekeepers, united nations, troops, police, force generation

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9780199672820
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2013 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199672820.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Alex J. Bellamy, editor
Professor of International Security, Griffith Asia Institute, Griffith University

Paul D. Williams, editor
Associate Professor, Elliott School of International Affairs, George Washington University

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Part I Context

Part II The Permanent Five

4 The United Kingdom

Paul D. Williams

5 France

Thierry Tardy *

6 The People’s Republic of China

Bates Gill and Chin-Hao Huang

7 The Russian Federation

Alexander Nikitin

Part III Top Contributors (2000–2010)

8 Bangladesh

Rashed Uz Zaman Niloy R. Biswas

9 Pakistan

Inam-ur-Rahman Malik *

10 India

Dipankar Banerjee

11 Nigeria

Adekeye Adebajo

12 Ghana

Kwesi Aning Festus K. Aubyn

13 Nepal

Arturo C. Sotomayor

14 Uruguay

Arturo C. Sotomayor

Part IV: Rising Contributors?

15 Brazil

Kai Michael Kenkel

16 Turkey

Nil S. Satana

17 South Africa

Cedric de Coning and Walter Lotze

18 Japan

Katsumi Ishizuka

Part V Conclusions

20 UN Force Generation: Key Lessons and Future Strategies

Alex J. Bellamy and Paul D. Williams

End Matter