By Terry M. Mays
In 1981 the association of African solidarity (OAU) mandated and fielded the 1st nearby peacekeeping operation because the Arab League's challenge in Kuwait two decades past. Battalion-sized contingents from Nigeria, Senegal, and Zaire have been joined by means of smaller observer contingents from different OAU contributors which will offer a buffer region among the 2 major factions within the Chadian civil war.
Mays opens his research through offering an outline of the concept that of peacekeeping. a number of definitions are provided to aid distinguish among some of the different types of peace operations. After studying the idea that hegemon, he seems on the methods neighborhood and subregional hegemons make the most of peacekeeping operations as international coverage instruments as they defend their pursuits. Mays argues that Nigeria, as a West African hegemon, served because the relocating strength at the back of the mandating and fielding of the OAU peacekeeping undertaking in Chad. instead of being merely humanitarian in nature, Nigeria's motivation incorporated the elimination of French and later Libyan infantrymen from a vulnerable country on its border. despite the fact that, Nigeria couldn't practice the duty by myself. France and the U.S. have been instrumental in addition within the mandating and fielding technique. French and American pursuits stemmed from difficulty over Libyan causes in Chad. Nigeria saved the trouble to mandate the peacekeeping operation alive for 2 years; France proved to be the stimulus at the back of persuading the Chadian executive to simply accept the deployment of OAU peacekeepers and prompting the Senegalese to give a contribution a battalion to the challenge; the USA contributed by means of retaining France and Nigeria all for a peacekeeping answer and aiding convince Zaire to affix the venture.
Mays bargains the 1st entire exam of the OAU peacekeeping project and reports the political and army association of the strength in addition to its deployment, redeployment plans, logistics, and operations among the Chadian factions. using an in depth choice of assets, together with interviews with contributors, diplomats, and executive records, he provdies a close exam of each meeting/conference among 1979 and 1981 that mentioned a peacekeeping alternative for Chad. components of luck in conventional peacekeeping operations are utilized to the OAU project, and he concludes by means of reviewing the influence of the 1981-1982 OAU operation on present African peacekeeping developments. a useful research for students, scholars, and different researchers concerned with peacekeeping, diplomacy, and African studies.
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Africa's First Peacekeeping Operation: The OAU in Chad, 1981-1982 by Terry M. Mays