This unique first-hand study provides the definitive account of the United Nations' first, and so far only, preventive peacekeeping operation. Illuminating the limits and possibilities of preventive diplomacy, Abiodun Williams traces the course of UN peacekeeping in Macedonia_the vital link in the stability of the southern Balkans_from 1992 to 1999. As he shows, the Macedonia case has important lessons for using preventive action to forestall other threats to international peace and security.
Abiodun Williams is director of strategic planning in the Executive Office of the Secretary-General of the United Nations. He served as political adviser to U.N. peacekeeping operations in Macedonia, Haiti, and Bosnia and Herzegovina. Previously, he taught international relations at Georgetown University.
Chapter 1 Preventive Diplomacy and the Evolution of UN Peacekeeping Chapter 2 The Burden of History Chapter 3 Making a New Beginning Chapter 4 Composition, Organization, and Structure of UNPREDEP Chapter 5 Keeping Watch Chapter 6 The Good Offices Function Chapter 7 Withdrawing a Winning Team Chapter 8 Conclusion