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Learning From Somalia

The Lessons Of Armed Humanitarian Intervention, 1st Edition

By Walter S Clarke, Jeffrey Herbst


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The U.S.-led intervention in Somalia that began in December 1992 is the most significant instance to date of ?peacemaking? by the international community. The heady promise of Operation Restore Hope and the subsequent disappointments have had a resounding impact on the policies of Western governments and the UN as they have tried to cope with human

Table of Contents

Part 1 Legal Aspects of Intervention -- 1 Failed Visions and Uncertain Mandates in Somalia -- 2 The Restoration of the Somali Justice System -- 3 International Peacebuilding and the Dynamics of Local and National Reconciliation in Somalia -- Part 2 Economic Aspects of Intervention -- 4 Somali Land Resource Issues in Historical Perspective -- 5 Humanitarian Relief Intervention in Somalia -- Part 3 Military Aspects of Intervention -- 6 The Relationship Between the Military and Humanitarian Organizations in Operation Restore Hope -- 7 Foreign Military Intervention in Somalia -- 8 The Experience of European Armies in Operation Restore Hope -- Part 4 Decisionmaking During Intervention -- 9 U.S. Government Decisionmaking Processes During Humanitarian Operations in Somalia -- 10 Relations Between the United States and United Nations in Dealing with Somalia -- 11 Congress and the Somalia Crisis -- Part 5 Conclusions -- 12 Rekindling Hope in UN Humanitarian Intervention -- 13 The Lessons of Somalia for the Future of U.S. Foreign Policy -- 14 Somalia and the Future of Humanitarian Intervention

About the Authors

Walter S Clarke is adjunct professor of peace operations at the U.S. Army's Peacekeeping Institute. A retired senior foreign service officer with extensive experience in diplomatic, military, and academic circles, he was deputy chief of missions at the U.S. Embassy in Mogadishu in 1993. Jeffrey Herbst is associate professor of politics and international affairs at Princeton University's Woodrow Wilson School.

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