United Nations’ Peacekeeping: Background and Response

  • Alan James


The United Nations was set up primarily to maintain international peace and security. However, almost on the morrow of its promulgation, the core of the UN’s scheme for the achievement of this purpose was found to lack substance. A deep political and ideological rift appeared between the two great powers who had been designated as the essential pillars of the new system: the Soviet Union and the United States. The UN was a political house divided against itself. At least as a collective security arrangement, it could not stand.


Security Council Military Personnel Contributor State International Peace Security Council Resolution 
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© Alan James 1996

Authors and Affiliations

  • Alan James
    • 1
  1. 1.Keele UniversityUK

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