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Peacekeeping in the sense of sending observers to the border in order to have a third party present to witness breaches of the peace or size-fire agreement is one thing. Of course those observers are first invited, often as part of the agreement. The UN has a lot of those going, and I think with some results.

Peacemaking, peace enforcement or whatever it is called nowadays - "we have to make war to make peace" - is an aggressive move.

I would like to keep those two seperated.

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by A swedish kind of death on Wed Oct 15th, 2008 at 11:04:25 AM EST
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Peacekeeping is not peacemaking.

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by Migeru (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Wed Oct 15th, 2008 at 12:08:47 PM EST
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