Peace Keeping


The BBC reports on a new study which claims that wars are less frequent and less deadly now than they were before. Surprisingly, one of the factors here is the remarkably high rate of success with UN peacekeeping missions. As MoJo blog points out: They cite a RAND study that shows that two-thirds of UN peace-building missions are successful in bringing armed conflict to a negotiated end.” Quite a different story that what we hear from the White House! There is one thing, however, that casts some doubt on the report: neither Iraq nor Darfur were included in the data set…

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