Welcome to Understanding Peacekeeping online

The fully revised and updated second edition offers a comprehensive introduction to the world of international peace operations. It provides students with the basic conceptual tools to understand how peace operations work, how peacekeeping has developed historically, the different types of peace operations, and detailed analysis of the major challenges facing more than 150,000 peacekeepers currently deployed in over twenty of the world’s conflict zones.

To help students keep track of new developments related to international peacekeeping, this website contains a variety of additional material that supplements that found in the book. This material includes extra case studies of particular missions, comprehensive lists of UN and non-UN peace operations, as well as up-to-date news and analysis.