Alexandru Balas, International Studies Program and Clark Center for International Education, recently had his book, Peace Operations, published by Polity Press. The book, in its 2nd edition, is co-authored with Paul F. Diehl.
The book, detailed and available online at http://www.polity.co.uk/book.asp?ref=9780745671802, accomplishes the following:
- Traces the historical development of peace operations from their origins in the early 20th century through the development of modern peace building missions and multiple simultaneous peace operations.
- Tracks changes over time in the size, mission and organization of peace operations.
- Analyses different organizational, financial, and troop provisions for peace operations, as well as assessing alternatives.
- Lays out criteria for evaluating peace operations and details the conditions under which such operations are successful.