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Below are links by topical categories to resources primarily in English that provide substantive content on peacekeeping, peacekeeping operations, and peacebuilding.

These include:

  1. training of U.S. military personnel, with a particular focus on lessons learned in Bosnia and implications for Kosovo
  2. UN peacekeeping issues in Africa and;
  3. CIVPOL, international civilian police.

For related web links, see Regional Resources: Europe, which includes links for Bosnia and Herzegovina and Kosovo and Regional Resources: Africa, which includes links for Democratic Republic of Congo, Eritrea, Ethiopia and Sierra Leone.

These links complement several Institute Special Reports:

  1. Training U.S. Army Officers for Peace Operations: Lessons from Bosnia
  2. Peacekeeping in Africa
  3. American Civilian Police in UN Peace Operations
  4. Enhancing International Civilian Police in Peace Operations
  5. Building Civilian Capacity for U.S. Stability Operations: the Rule of Law Component
  6. U.S.-China Cooperation on the Problem of Failing States and Transnational Threats

General Resources and Programs

The sites below collect links to other Internet resources which describe the background, history and current state of peacekeeping operations.

Government Agencies, International and Non-Governmental Organizations


North Atlantic Treaty Organization

  • IFOR
    This archive of all information relating to peacekeeping efforts in Bosnia and Herzegovina under the NATO-led Implementation Force (IFOR - Operation Joint Endeavor (Dec. 20, 1995 - Dec. 20, 1996) includes basic documents, press releases, maps and photographs and links to related UN documents.
  • SFOR
    Covers the role of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization in peacekeeping in Bosnia and Herzegovina following IFOR, with a history, fact sheet, articles and photographs on the NATO-led Stabilization Force (SFOR) which includes Operation Joint Guard (Dec. 21, 1996 - June 19, 1998) and Operation Joint Force (June 20, 1998 -).
  • KFOR Online
    KFOR, Operation Joint Guardian in Kosovo, was authorized by the North Atlantic Council on June 10, 1999, as "a NATO contingency response aiming at ensuring full compliance with the Military Technical Agreement signed by NATO and FRY military authorities on 9 June 1999 and with UN Security Council Resolution 1244 (June 10, 1999)." The web site includes background information, images, list of participating forces, and related links.

Office of the High Representative in Bosnia and Herzegovina

Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE)

The Partnership for Effective Peacekeeping Operations (PEP)

United Nations

United States

Selected Reports and Publications

Updated: November 5, 2004

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