Annual Review of Global Peace Operations 2006

The first edition of the Annual Review of Global Peace Operations was published by Lynn Reinner Publishers on 1 February 2006 and can be downloaded here.

Praise for the Annual Review:

"This excellent book presents lots of data, solid analysis, and good graphics."—Choice

"This is an important initiative, combining a rich analysis of developments in peacekeeping with a detailed set of data on UN missions. It will serve as a valuable resource for policymakers, practitioners, and scholars."—Ambassador Lakhdar Brahimi, formerly Special Adviser to the Secretary-General, United Nations

"A major contribution to our understanding of this crucial area in international affairs."—Jean-Marie Guéhenno, Under-Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations, United Nations

"Essential reading for all students of peacekeeping and for those who wish to understand how the UN's Department of Peacekeeping Operations is adapting to the changing security climate of the twenty-first century."—Andrew Mack, Director, Human Security Center, Liu Institute for Global Issues, University of British Columbia

An essential resource for understanding peacekeeping's contribution to international security.Stephen Stedman, Professor of Political Science, Center for International Security and Cooperation, Stanford University


The world now spends close to $5 billion annually on United Nations peace operations staffed by more than 80,000 military and civilian personnel, and commitments to comparable operations outside the UN command structure are on an even greater scale. The Annual Review of Global Peace Operations is the first comprehensive source of information on this crucial topic, designed for students, scholars, and practitioners alike. 

Unique in its breadth and depth of coverage, the Review presents the most detailed collection of data on peace operations—those launched by the UN, by regional organizations, by coalitions, and by individual nations—that is available. Features of the inaugural volume include:

  • an introductory essay on peace operations doctrine
  • incisive analyses of all peacekeeping missions on the ground in 2005
  • in-depth explorations of key missions and trends, focusing on those operations that have faced significant challenges or undergone major developments during the year
  • extensive illustrative graphs, charts, tables, and photographs

The editorially independent Review has been launched by the Center on International Cooperation at New York University, with the support of the Peacekeeping Best Practices Section of the UN's Department of Peacekeeping Operations, and in cooperation with the International Peace Institute.

Annual Review of Global Peace Operations 2006

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Archive: Annual Review of Global Peace Operations

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

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