Peace Operations Involving Regional Organizations
NATIONAL DEFENSE UNIV WASHINGTON DC INST FOR NATIONAL STRATEGIC STUDIES
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The end of the Cold War has diminished the seriousness of external threats to the United States but increased their number. Touted as a candidate for sheriff in a world without law, the United States accepts that it has obligations but is wary about taking on unlimited responsibility. Multilateral crisis management under some sort of international mandate is one attractive possibility. Operating under the mandate of an international organization, however, requires advance planning and engagement. Despite ongoing improvements the UN remains an imperfect instrument. Regional organizations are even less capable. This situation has fostered renewed interest in regionalism. Regional organizations have both advantages and disadvantages for this role.
- Government and Political Science
- Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics