Peace support operations: The past and the future. Papers of the Ankara Seminar

Author
Ritske Bloemendaal(ed.), Kars de Bruijne(ed.)
Content Type
Working Paper
Institution
Centre for European Security Studies
Abstract
The global security situation has changed fundamentally since the dissolution of the Soviet Union and the Warsaw Pact. A global war between superpowers has become less likely and new security concerns have appeared on the agenda. Smaller high- and low-intensity conflicts have erupted, largely with ethnic and religious origins, and occurring overwhelmingly within, rather than between, countries. Intrastate conflict accounts for 95% of current conflicts worldwide. As a result, mechanisms to cope with these new challenges have emerged. Methods of conflict prevention, conflict management and post-conflict programmes like Disarmament, Demobilisation and Reintegration (DDR) and Security System Reform (SSR) have gained importance.
Topic
Conflict Resolution, Cold War, Peace Studies, United Nations, War
Political Geography
Soviet Union