EDITORS: Dipankar Banerjee, Ramesh Thakur
PRICE: Rs. 550.00/$16
EXTENT: 256+XXVIII pp (HB)
About the Book
This book is the result of an intense dialogue over two days between senior Indian and Japanese experts on UN Peacekeeping operations in the early 21st Century. It examines the challenges faced in UN Peacekeeping in the light of the Brahimi Committee Report, examines the impact of the UN High Level Panel’s Report and international commission report on the Responsibility to Protect. There is an excellent case study of the Sierra Leone operations and the transition of the Timor-Leste operations. Finally, it examines frankly the constraints on UN peacekeeping in the current international order and the crisis it confronts today.
A must reading for anyone involved with UN Peacekeeping in any capacity around the world.
Maj. General Dipankar Banerjee, AVSM, Director, Institute of Peace and Conflict Studies, New Delhi, an independent think tank devoted to conflict resolution and security analysis. He has followed an academic and research career simultaneously with high military responsibilities for over two decades and headed important research institutions in India and in the region. His research interests include peace , cooperative security, confidence building and non-proliferation; subjects in which he has written and interacted extensively. He was the UN Consultant on the Conventional Arms Register in 2000 and from 2000-2003 was member of the International Advisory Committee of the ICRC.
Professor Ramesh Thakur is a leading international authority on UN issues and Peacekeeping , he is the author /editor of over twenty books and 200 journals articles and book chapters as well as several opinion articles in the quality press. Was a commissioner of the International Commission on Intervention and State Sovereignty and one of the principal authors of its report entitled The Responsibility to Protect, as well as senior advisor on reforms and principal writer of the UN Secretary-General’s second reform report in 2002.