United Nations Peace Operations in Africa Civil-Military Coordination and State-Building
This book provides a comprehensive overview of the United Nations peace operations in Africa with a focus on civil-military coordination and state-building. With case studies from Sudan, South Sudan, and Congo, it examines themes like the colonization of Africa and long-term conflicts; United Nations peace operations in Africa from 1956-1964; and United Nations’ return to Africa in the 1990s and 2000s. The author investigates how modern civil-military coordination gradually becomes an effective tool to assist in national-level state-building in conflict-ridden countries. The volume also discusses the organizational culture of civilian and military entities as well as civil-military cooperation in health, agriculture, energy, sports, and education to showcase the strategic direction for long-term peace in the region. Rich in ethnographic analysis, this book will be an essential read for scholars and researchers of African Studies, UN studies, peace and conflict studies, defence and strategic studies, international relations, and military studies.
Foreword by Nobel Laureate Professor Muhammad Yunus. Preface. Acknowledgements. Introduction. 1: Modern African Conflict, Evolution of Civil Affairs and Civil-Military Coordination in United Nations Peace Operations. 2: The Emergence of Modern Civil-Military Coordination in United Nations Peace Operations. 3: United Nations peace operations in the Democratic Republic of Congo: State-Building vis-à-vis Civil-Military Coordination. 4: The United Nations Peace Operations in Sudan: State-Building vis-à-vis Civil-Military Coordination. Conclusion. Bibliography. Glossary. Index
“… In this book, the author brings the results of his in-depth research as well as personal experience on civil-military coordination during the United Nations peace operations in Sudan, South Sudan, and the Democratic Republic of Congo. He analyzed challenges of bringing various stakeholders: host government, the UN agencies, the UN peace operations components, and local community with different cultural background under one umbrella to undertake projects covering health, education, agriculture, energy, and sports sector. I believe his contributions will serve as examples for future operations. This book will certainly help design a platform of sustainable development in any conflict-ridden scenarios...”
- Professor Muhammad Yunus, Nobel Peace Prize Laureate 2006
"Khan’s new book presents an experience-centered, historical account of United Nations Civil-Military Coordination (CIMIC) teams in peacekeeping. I recommend checking it out!"
- Dr. Lise M. Howard, Professor of Government and Foreign Service at Georgetown University, and President of the Academic Council on the United Nations System
“…scholarly research linking history, conflict studies and international relations to UN peace operations with a focus on civil-military coordination as a critical tool of state-building...”
- Dr. David C. Emelifeonwu, Canadian Defence Academy & Royal Military College of Canada
“…an outcome of in-depth background research on colonization, decolonization, and civil-military coordination in UN peace operations in Africa...”
- Dr. Alistair D. Edgar, Department of Political Science Wilfrid Laurier University & Balsillie School of International Affairs, Canada
“… a must-read that fascinatingly portrays the ground realities and challenges of civil-military coordination in state-building during United Nations peace operations …… Read this book and learn the art of coordination in a post-conflict multinational environment …”
- Lieutenant General Abdul Hafiz (Retired), Former Force Commander United Nations Operation in Côte D'Ivoire & United Nations Mission for the Referendum in Western Sahara
“This work offers an important new perspective on UN peace operations in Africa from a practitioner-scholar with years of experience on missions across the region.”
- Dr. Lee Windsor, The Gregg Centre/Dept of History, University of New Brunswick, Fredericton, Canada