Review of Political Missions 2011

The Annual Review of Global Peace Operations and the Review of Political Missions have evolved into the Global Peace Operations Review, an interactive web-portal presenting in-depth analysis and detailed data on military peacekeeping operations and civilian-led political missions by the United Nations, regional organizations, and ad-hoc coalitions. The website can be accessed here Global Peace Operations Review

CIC has published the first Review of Political Missions, covering over fifty civilian missions launched by the UN, OSCE, EU, OAS, ECOWAS and other international organizations.  This volume is the first to map an important but under-appreciated dimension of multilateral conflict management.

CIC's second Review of Political Missions tracks strategic trends, mission deployments, and deployment data for more than sixty political missions authorized by the UN and regional organizations, including the EU, OSCE, OAS, and the AU. The volume also provides analysis on the extant and potential role of political missions in responding to transnational threats and unconstitutional changes of government.

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Review of Political Missions 2011

Table of Contents

Foreword | B. Lynn Pascoe, United Nations Under-Secretary-General for Political Affairs

Preface | Bruce D. Jones, Director and Senior Fellow, CIC

Strategic Summary | Jake Sherman

Thematic Essays

Political Missions and Departures from Constitutional Order Charles T. Call, School of International Service American University 


Flying Blind? Political Mission Responses to Transnational Threats James Cockayne Co-Director | Center on Global Counterterrorism Cooperation
Camino Kavanagh Senior Program Coordinator and Fellow | CIC


Mission Reviews

Middle East West Africa Central Africa Wester Balkans Afghanistan Iraq Nepal Somalia Sudan

Mission Notes

Caucasus and Moldova Latin American and the Carribean Central Asia Myanmar Western Sahara Libya


Introduction to Statistics

Global Stats


Mission by Mission Data


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