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Author Corwin, Phillip, author.

Title Dubious mandate : a memoir of the UN in Bosnia, summer 1995 / Phillip Corwin
Published Durham, NC : Duke University Press, 1999
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Description 1 online resource (xxii, 268 pages) : illustrations, maps
Series Book collections on Project MUSE
Contents Contents -- Preface -- Acknowledgments -- Major Players -- Acronyms and Terms -- The Notebooks -- Afterword -- Driving toward Sarajevo across Mount Igman at Night, 1995 -- Selected Bibliography -- Index
Summary "A critical year in the history of peacekeeping, 1995 saw the dramatic transformation of the role of United Nations's forces in Bosnia from being a protective force to being an active combatant under NATO leadership. Phillip Corwin, the UN's chief political officer in Sarajevo during the summer of that year, presents a first-person, insider's account of the momentous events that led to that transformation. Dubious Mandate interweaves personal experiences of daily life in a war zone - supply shortages, human suffering, assassination attempts, corruption - with historical facts, as Corwin challenges commonly held views of the war with his own highly informed, political commentary." "Sympathetic to the UN's achievements, yet skeptical of its acquiescence to the use of military force, Corwin is critical both of the Bosnian government's tactics for drawing NATO into the conflict and of NATO's eagerness to make peace by waging war. Corwin also offers insightful portraits of some of the leading players in the Bosnian drama, including Yasushi Akashi, the UN's top official in the former Yugoslavia in 1994-95; General Rupert Smith, the British commander in Sarajevo in 1995; and Hasan Muratovic, a future Bosnian prime minister."--Jacket
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (page 255) and index
Notes English
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Subject United Nations Protection Force -- History.
United Nations -- Bosnia and Herzegovina.
United Nations Protection Force.
United Nations.
Vereinte Nationen.
Yugoslav War, 1991-1995 -- Bosnia and Herzegovina.
Etnische conflicten.
Verenigde Naties.
15.70 history of Europe.
HISTORY / Europe / General
HISTORY -- Europe -- General.
Bosnia and Herzegovina -- History -- 1992-
Bosnia and Herzegovina.
Bosnien-Herzegowina -- B├╝rgerkrieg.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 98039289
ISBN 0822379074