Examines the privatization of peacekeeping. The spotty record of the UN in this role are briefly addressed before looking at the role of private companies in peace operations, particularly in Africa. The private sector is less expensive, more flexible, & more efficient, making the outsourcing of peace operations sensible to governments. Issues of accountability & regulation of these private companies are touched on. it is concluded that the limitations of international peacekeeping point to the utility of privatizing those services. J. Zendejas
A review of UN and Peacekeeping by Vladimir Zayomsky, a collection of lectures embracing all the main aspects of UN peacekeeping in its evolution from the first peacekeeping operations (PKO) to the current ones. The book focuses on the legal aspect of UN peacekeeping, stressing that the UN Security Council bears the main responsibility for international peace and security. A separate part of the book is dedicated to Russian participation in UN peace keeping operations. Adapted from the source document.