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Deliver us from evil : peacekeepers, warlords, and a world of endless conflict

William Shawcross (Author)
"The end of the Cold War was followed by a decade of regional and ethnic wars, massacres and forced exiles, and by constant calls for America to lead the international community as chief peacekeeper. The efforts of that community - identified with the United Nations but often dominated by the world's wealthy nations - have had mixed results." "Shawcross, a veteran of many war zones, has had broad access to global policymakers, including UN secretary general Kofi Annan, high American diplomats, peacekeepers and humanitarian-aid professionals. He has traveled with them to some of the world's most horrifying killing fields. Deliver Us from Evil is his report on the many crises faced by the international community and its servants as they struggle to respond around the world. He brings home the price many have paid attempting to restore peace and help alleviate terrible suffering. He illuminates the risks we face in a complex and dangerous world."--Jacket
Print Book, English, 2000
Simon & Schuster, New York, 2000