Forsvarsstudier no. 2/1994
Title: The Crisis in Peacekeeping
Author: Adam Roberts
Peacekeeping under United Nations auspices, while it has achieved some notable results in recent years, is in acute crisis. The problems which peacekeeping now faces, and will go on facing in coming years, are such as to confirm that we are very far still from any form of global governance that involves a truly global capacity for peacekeeping is, and is likely to remain, patcy, ad hoc, and more appropriate to some situations than to others. It is vital that its achievements, its reputation, and its future possibilities should not be undermined by its applications to too many conflicts, and by failure to adress some of the hard questions it now facesp.