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This section examines the United Nations’ peacekeeping efforts in the years 1988–98, or after the Cold War. It considers the quantitative and qualitative evolution of UN peacekeeping operations following the end of the paralysis of the UN that had characterised the Cold War period. After providing an overview of the new forms of peacekeeping that emerged in the immediate post-Cold War era, the chapter looks at the growing disillusion about the UN role in crisis management. It then turns to a discussion of the UN’s successes and failures in resolving conflicts in countries such as Namibia, Mozambique, Somalia, Bosnia, Angola, and Rwanda.

Keywords: United Nations, peacekeeping, Cold War, crisis management, Somalia, Bosnia, Angola, Rwanda, Namibia, Mozambique

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