The United Nations, international peacekeeping and the question of ‘impartiality’: revisiting the Congo operation of 1960

  title={The United Nations, international peacekeeping and the question of ‘impartiality’: revisiting the Congo operation of 1960},
  author={David N. Gibbs},
  journal={The Journal of Modern African Studies},
  pages={359 - 382}
  • D. N. Gibbs
  • Published 2000
  • Political Science
  • The Journal of Modern African Studies
This paper analyses peacekeeping impartiality, i.e. the extent to which peacekeepers act in the interests of international peace and security, rather than the interests of specific states or other external actors. It reevaluates the question of impartiality through an analysis of the Congo operation of July–September 1960. This case study was selected because it was by far the most important instance of peacekeeping during the Cold War. Based upon primary source materials from US, British, and… Expand
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