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Land of blue helmets : the United Nations and the Arab world

Author: Karim Makdisi; Vijay Prashad
Publisher: Oakland, California : University of California Press, [2017] ©2017
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"Born in 1945, the United Nations came to life in the Arab world. It was there that the UN dealt with early diplomatic challenges that helped shape its institutions such as peacekeeping and political mediation. It was also there that the UN found itself trapped in, and sometimes part of, confounding geopolitical tensions in key international conflicts in the Cold War and post-Cold War periods, such as hostilities  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Land of blue helmets
Oakland, California : University of California Press, [2017]
(DLC) 2016008400
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Karim Makdisi; Vijay Prashad
ISBN: 9780520961982 0520961986
OCLC Number: 942611601
Language Note: English.
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: The role of the UN Secretary General: a historical assessment / Andrew Gilmour --
Palestine, the Third World, and the UN as seen from a Special Commission / Lori Allen --
On behalf of the United Nations: serving as Special Rapporteur of the Human Rights Council for Palestinian Territories occupied since 1967 / Richard Falk --
The UN statehood bid: Palestine's flirtation with multilateralism / Noura Erakat --
The wrong kind of intervention in Syria / Asli Bali and Aziz Rana --
Constructing Security Council Resolution 1701 for Lebanon in the shadow of the "War on Terror" / Karim Makdisi --
The UN Security Council and ghosts of Iraq / Poorvi Chitalkar and David M. Malone --
Iraq: twenty years in the shadow of Chapter VII / Coralie Hindawi --
Libya: a UN resolution and NATO's failure to protect / Jeff Bachman --
Peacekeeping and the Arab world: India's rise and its impact on UN missions in Sudan / Zachariah Mampilly --
The UN human rights game and the Arab region: playing not to lose / Fateh Azzam --
The politics of the sanctions on Iraq and the UN humanitarian exception / Hans Christof von Sponeck --
An agency for the Palestinians / Jalal Al Husseini --
Challenged but steadfast: nine years with Palestinian refugees and UNRWA / Filippo Grandi --
UNHCR and the Iraq Refugee Operation (2007-2009): resettling refugees, changing the Middle East humanitarian landscape / Arafat Jamal --
The Syrian refugee crisis in the Middle East / Shaden Khallaf --
The Middle East: a mandatory return to humanitarian action / Caroline Abu-Sada --
The UN, ESCWA, and development in the Arab world / Omar Dahi --
The United Nations and Palestine, liberation and development / Raja Khalidi --
Peacebuilding in Palestine: Western strategies in the context of colonization / Mandy Turner --
ILO and workers' rights in the Arab region: the need to return to the basics / Walid Hamdan --
Peacekeeping, development, and counterinsurgency: the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL) and "Quick Impact Projects" / Susanne Kassem --
The protective shields: civil society organizations and the UN in the Arab region / Kinda Mohamadieh.
Responsibility: edited by Karim Makdisi and Vijay Prashad.


Born in 1945, the United Nations came to life in the Arab world. This book states that the UN is a constant site of struggle in the Arab world and equally that the Arab world serves as a location for  Read more...


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