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Annual Review of Global Peace Operations, 2008

Center on International Cooperation
Annual Review of Global Peace Operations, 2008
ISBN: 978-1-58826-564-7
2008/375 pages
8 ½" x 11" format

Praise for the Annual Review:

"Anyone who follows peace operations needs a copy of the Annual Review on his or her desk. Its detailed annual updates of all current missions make it an indispensable reference tool, and its opening essays are always thoughtful, often provocative."—William J. Durch, Henry L. Stimson Center

"An indispensable source for scholars and policymakers alike, joining up-to-date assessments of the latest peacekeeping missions with thoughtful evaluations of developments in the scholarly literature. Rarely, if ever before, have inside expertise and outside analysis of peacekeeping been so well combined."—Michael Doyle, Columbia University

"Combining a rich analysis of developments in peacekeeping with a detailed set of data on UN missions, the Annual Review is a valuable resource for policymakers, practitioners, and scholars alike."—Lakhdar Brahimi, former Special Adviser to the UN Secretary-General

"An essential resource for understanding peacekeeping’s contribution to international security."—Stephen Stedman, Stanford University


Unique in its breadth of coverage, the Annual Review of Global Peace Operations presents the most detailed collection of data on peace operations—those launched by the UN, by regional organizations, by coalitions, and by individual nations—that is available. Features of the 2008 volume include:

  • a summary analysis of the trends and developments in peace operations through 2007
  • a discussion of the nature and implications of "peacekeeping partnerships" among institutions involved in field operations
  • incisive analyses of all peacekeeping missions on the ground in 2007
  • in-depth explorations of key missions, focusing on those that faced significant challenges or underwent major developments during the year
  • extensive, full-color maps, figures, and photographs

The editorially independent Review is a project of the Center on International Cooperation at New York University, with the support of the Peacekeeping Best Practices Section of the UN's Department of Peacekeeping Operations and in cooperation with the International Peace Institute.