Political Aspirations and Perils of Security: Unpacking the Military Strategy of the United Nations

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Springer, Jan 23, 2013 - Political Science - 265 pages
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This book comprises of a range of case studies of military strategy, based on UN documents, observing and concluding the effectiveness of each individual case. Edstrom and Gyllensporre analyse the UN's military strategy, its consequences and its potential to fulfil political ambitions.

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List of Abbreviations 1 Is there Utility in Applying
The Evolution of UN Peace Operations
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Mission in Northern AfricaMINURSO
Mission in Central AfricaMONUCMONUSCO
Mission in Western AfricaUNOCI
Mission in the CaribbeanMINUSTAH

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HÅKAN EDSTRÖM is Senior Researcher at the Swedish National Defence College and the University of Maastricht, The Netherlands. He is a Research Fellow at Uppsala University, Sweden and his research focuses on security politics and military strategy.

DENNIS GYLLENSPORRE is Associate Research Fellow at the Department of Peace and Conflict Research, Uppsala University, Sweden. He holds the rank of Major General and serves as Head of the Policy and Plans Department at the Swedish Armed Forces Headquarters. His research focuses on military strategy.