Peacekeeping, peacemaking, and peace operations are just some of the terms that are often used interchangeably.

1. What Is Peacekeeping?

As Peace Operations indicates, peacekeeping is a term that is frequently unclear in meaning. Peacekeeping, peacemaking, and peace operations are just some of the terms that are often used interchangeably. How does peacekeeping differ from the other terms that are often used to describe this action? Are peacekeeping operations considered military operations? Why or why not?

Your initial post should be at least 350 words in length. Support your claims with examples from required material(s) and/or other scholarly sources, and properly cite any references. In addition to the text, you must utilize one additional scholarly source from the Ashford Online Library in your post.

2. Peacekeeping and Peacemaking

In the article “The Peacekeeping – Peacemaking Dilemma,” Grieg and Diehl address this difficult distinction in significant depth. In your initial post, you will need to summarize this article as well as distinguish between the “logics of pessimism” and “logics of optimism” as discussed by the authors. What is their conclusion as to the peacekeeping – peacemaking relationship? Do you agree or disagree with this conclusion? Why?

Your initial post should be at least 350 words in length. Support your claims with examples from required material(s) and/or other scholarly sources, and properly cite any references.

References

1. To successfully complete this week’s discussion, “Peacekeeping and Peacemaking,” read the following article found in the EBSCO Host database in the Ashford Online Library:

o Grieg, J. M., & Diehl, P. (2005, December). The peacekeeping – peacemaking dilemma. International Studies Quarterly, 49(4), 621-646. doi: 10.1111/j.1468-2478.2005.00381.x

1. To successfully complete this week’s discussions, it is recommended that you read the following article found in the EBSCO Host database in the Ashford Online Library:

o Hazen, J.M. (2007 August). Can peacekeepers be peacebuilders? International Peacekeeping, 14(3), 323-338. doi: 10.1080/13533310701422901

Written Assignment

Types of Peacekeeping Missions

In Chapter One of Peace Operations, twelve different types of peacekeeping missions are listed (Box 1.1). Of these missions, select the type that you believe is most difficult to accomplish. You must then address the following regarding your selection:

1. Why did you select this particular mission?

2. How does it differ from the others in degree of difficulty?

3. What is the single most important aspect of this type of mission?

4. Briefly summarize a real-world mission of this type and explain how it supports your opinions.

The paper must be at least three pages in length (excluding the title and reference pages) and formatted according to APA style.

Election supervision consists of observation and monitoring of a cease fire-disarmament and a democratic election following a peace agreement among previously warring internal groups; this function may also include the assistance of local security forces.

I chose this one because of the fact Afghanistan had to have two elections.

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