Affecting Reform: Explaining the Kingdom of Cambodia's Contributions to United Nations Peacekeeping Operations in Comparative Context
NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA DEPT OF NATIONAL SECURITY AFFAIRS
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The Kingdom of Cambodia has recently begun to provide Royal Cambodian Armed Forces personnel to United Nations-led peacekeeping operations in Africa and the Middle East. This thesis draws on systemic, regional, and domestic level theories for why states contribute to international organizations in an attempt to explain participation in peacekeeping abroad. It argues that Cambodias political and military elite promote peacekeeping as a means of inexpensively affecting military reform. This thesis will also provide a comparative case study of the Republic of Indonesia. The Southeast Asian nation has significantly increased the number of personnel it provides to United Nations peacekeeping missions, from a few hundred in early 2001 to nearly 1,800 personnel in mid-2011.
- Government and Political Science
- Military Forces and Organizations
- Unconventional Warfare