UNIFIL's successes. (c2014)

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dc.contributor.author Chidiac, Farah Elias
dc.date.accessioned 2015-06-10T05:42:42Z
dc.date.available 2015-06-10T05:42:42Z
dc.date.issued 2015-06-10
dc.date.submitted 2014-09-23
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10725/2015
dc.description Bibliography: leaves 110-118. en_US
dc.description.abstract First deployed to southern Lebanon in 1978 to observe the pullout of Israeli invasion, the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL) has been a heavily criticized peacekeeping organization. Its goals have changed from observational duties, to acting as a mediator, to acting as a group bent on confiscating the weapons of local parties on the ground. As a peacekeeping organization, a certain level of peace was hoped to be restored by UNIFIL in the areas under its jurisdiction. However, wars have continued and violent actors and activities have at times gone unabated. UNIFIL’s main operational area being also home to competing organizations and levels of multi-polarity confused even the most astute observers. Due to what some analysts and observers have viewed as inaction and lack of measurable success, UNIFIL has been branded as a failure and/or considered superfluous. Yet, despite these negative views, UNIFIL has demonstrated its own modicum of success. The purpose of this thesis is to prove that UNIFIL has been relatively successful contrarily to what some other observers have thought of. Theories of realism and liberal internationalism are applied to prove that UNIFIL was relatively more successful in its peacekeeping operations than other similar organizations created under the same UN mandate, and according to the assessment of different critiques of the group. Using UNIFIL’s foundational United Nations Security Council resolutions, the organization can be viewed as successful in its accomplishments while fulfilling its mandate that was adjusted many times due to the developments from 1982 till 2006. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.subject UNIFIL en_US
dc.subject UNIFIL -- History en_US
dc.subject United Nations -- Peacekeeping forces -- Lebanon en_US
dc.subject Lebanese American University -- Dissertations en_US
dc.subject Dissertations, Academic en_US
dc.title UNIFIL's successes. (c2014) en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.title.subtitle Political deterrence and peacemaking in a complex environment en_US
dc.term.submitted Fall en_US
dc.author.degree MA in International Affairs en_US
dc.author.school Arts and Sciences en_US
dc.author.idnumber 201101775 en_US
dc.author.commembers Dr. Marwan Rowayheb
dc.author.commembers Dr. Imad Salamey
dc.author.woa OA en_US
dc.description.physdesc 1 hard copy: viii, 118 leaves; 31 cm. available at RNL. en_US
dc.author.division International Affairs en_US
dc.author.advisor Dr. Walid Moubarak
dc.keywords Peacekeeping en_US
dc.keywords International Relations Theory en_US
dc.keywords Liberalism en_US
dc.keywords Realism en_US
dc.keywords Liberal Internationalism en_US
dc.keywords UNIFIL en_US
dc.keywords Hezbollah en_US
dc.keywords Israel en_US
dc.keywords United Nations en_US
dc.keywords Militias en_US
dc.identifier.doi https://doi.org/10.26756/th.2014.47 en_US
dc.publisher.institution Lebanese American University en_US

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