Accession Number : ADA326560

Title :   Preventive Diplomacy and Peacekeeping in Sub Saharan Africa: The Liberian Crisis, and ECOMOG: a Bold Attempt at Regional Peacekeeping.

Descriptive Note : Strategy research rept.,

Corporate Author : ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA

Personal Author(s) : Diallo, Abdoulaye

PDF Url : ADA326560

Report Date : 28 MAR 1997

Pagination or Media Count : 32

Abstract : With the end of the Cold War and the official disengagement of the Western countries and their unwillingness to be involved in the eradication of Africa's many conflicts, it became clear to the African leaders that more than ever, African problems must be solved by the Africans themselves. The Liberian civil war and the lower attention span of the world powers on the evolution of that conflict provide an indication of the trend of the restructuring occurring within the international system. The Economic Community Monitoring Group (Ecomog) signifies the realization of a dream shared by true Africanists that Africans should take greater initiative in the resolution of their problems. It has become a model of the possibilities and problems of multilateral intervention for humanitarian assistance especially in internal security situation.

Descriptors :   *CIVIL AFFAIRS, *SAHARAN AFRICA, *PEACEKEEPING, NATIONAL SECURITY, CRISIS MANAGEMENT, INTERNATIONAL POLITICS, ECONOMIC IMPACT, INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS, LOW INTENSITY CONFLICT, POLITICAL NEGOTIATIONS, CIVIL DISTURBANCES, AFRICANS.

Subject Categories : Government and Political Science

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE