IFS Info no. 7/1993
Title: United Nations Peacekeeping at a crossroads. The Challenges of Management and Institutional Reform
Author: Mats Berdal
After much positivism in regards to UN efficiency in peacekeeping missions up to 1992, an increased pessimism came during 1993. Many operations that seemed promising started to go sour. What went wrong? Mats Berdal argues that besides the fact that the international system is dominated by states interests, the UN have an inability to adapt to changing circumstances, and has an urgent need for reform.