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Peace Operations After 11 September 2001

By Thierry Tardy Copyright 2004
    222 Pages
    by Routledge

    222 Pages
    by Routledge

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    This book explores the possible consequences of the events of 11 September 2001, and of the 'fight against terrorism', the way peace operations are perceived and conducted, and the way that states, international organizations such as NATO or the EU and non-state actors, consider these operations.

    The 11 September attacks illustrate the widening of the security agenda, the persistence of instability and the need to deal with it in both a preventive and a curative way. The events have had a major impact on US foreign and defence policies, on security policies, on the hierarchy of priorities, and US views of peace operations around the world.

    This book shows that these different elements mean that the 'international' environment of peace operations is likely to be modified, while the 'local' environment has remained largely unchanged.

    Part 1: The Response of State Actors 1. UN Peace Operations in the Light of the Events of 11 September 2001 2. US Policy Toward Peace Operations 3. NATO's Shifting Priorities: From Peace Support Operations to Counter-Terrorism 4. The European Union, Peace Operations and Terrorism Part 2: Inside Peace Operations 5. Peace Operations and Governance: Lessons learned and perspectives 6. UNMIBH: Combating organized crime and terrorism through law enforcement capacity building 7. NGOs and Peace Operations in the post-11 September Context 8. Opposing Insurgents During and Beyond Peace Operations 9. Conclusion: Change, continuity and conceptions of world order


    Thierry Tardy is a Faculty member at the Geneva Centre for Security Policy. He is a Doctor of Political Science (International Relations, France) and holds an MA in International Studies (UK). He is also a research associate at the Foundation for Strategic Research (Paris) and at the University of Quebec in Montreal, and a member of the Academic Council on the UN system.