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Peace and Security: Achievements and Failures

Rosalyn Higgins Dbe Qc

in Themes and Theories

Published in print August 2009 | ISBN: 9780198262350
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780191682322 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198262350.003.0020
Peace and Security: Achievements and Failures

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The history of the United Nations (UN), 1945–95, in the field of peace and security, would be a scholarly enterprise of several volumes. Looking back over the last fifty years, it seems that certain trends and patterns are clearly discernible. Since the end of the Cold War, there has been a marked decline in the unilateral use of force by the United States outside of the UN. The Gulf War was an event of global importance, securing the liberation of Kuwait and restoring self-confidence to the UN. UN Secretary-General Boutros Boutros Ghali issued his Agenda for Peace, a bold initiative in which specific proposals were made for new UN roles and new UN methods. A major effort has been made to establish a working relationship between the UN and North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO), and it has been put into operation in the former Yugoslavia.

Keywords: United Nations; United States; North Atlantic Treaty Organisation; peace; security; Cold War; Gulf War; Agenda for Peace; Yugoslavia; Boutros Boutros Ghali

Chapter.  7995 words. 

Subjects: Public International Law

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