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The International Community and Congo’s Recent Crises

  • John F. Clark
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Abstract

This paper seeks to assess the record of the international community in its response to the war in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) that began in August 1998. Such assessments are always uncertain, and are complicated by the disappointments and biases that permeate the news reports and interim evaluations of the work of international actors. Fair-minded observers may not in the end agree on the quality of the performance of international actors. Thus, the best one can do is to examine the record of various external entities and evaluate them in light of the possibilities that the international environment and the domestic politics of bilateral actors permit.

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International Community Security Council International Actor Great Lake Region United Nations Security Council 
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