Since 1948, the United Nations has sponsored virtually every third-party peacekeeping mission on Arab-Israeli fronts. Three recent events, however, have been responsible for significantly altering the pattern of peacekeeping in the region: the Camp David accords, which, because they were opposed in the U.N. by the Soviet Union and most Arab nations
Table of Contents
Preface -- 1982: Turning Point for Middle East Peacekeeping -- The Travails of UNIFIL: Mandate and Expectations -- Impartiality and Effectiveness: Measuring Peacekeeping Success -- The MNF in Search of a Mandate -- Peacekeeping in Lebanon: The Three Sectors -- The Multinational Force & Observers: Unique or Paradigm? -- The MFO and the U.N. as Peacekeepers: Costs and Benefits -- Third-Party Peacekeepers for the Golan and the West Bank? -- Documents Relating to the Sinai Multinational Force & Observers (MFO) -- Documents Relating to Peacekeeping in Lebanon -- Document Relating to the United Nations Disengagement Observer Force (UNDOF) -- Security Council Resolutions on the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL)
Nathan A. Pelcovits is a professorial lecturer at the School of Advanced International Studies, The Johns Hopkins University. He is the author of Security Guarantees in a Middle East Settlement (1976).