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Title:African peacekeepers in Africa: the role of United States assistance and training
Author:Emmanuel, Nikolas
Periodical:African Security Review (ISSN 2154-0128)
Geographic terms:Africa
United States
Subjects:African peacekeeping forces
international cooperation
military assistance
Abstract:African states today are strongly encouraged by the United States (US) and other members of the international community to play a more central role in confronting crises on the continent. Indeed, in recent years African armed forces have increasingly served as the backbone supporting various peacekeeping operations in the region. It is important to add that the international community has frequently tried to facilitate the deployment of African armed forces with aid and training. From this reality, the following study goes beyond the current literature by focusing on the international factors behind African participation in United Nations (UN) peacekeeping operations in Africa. In doing so, this research focuses on US military aid and foreign troop training from 2002 to 2012, and its impact on African deployments into UN peacekeeping missions in Africa. As can be expected, such third-party help appears to be an important motivating factor encouraging African troop deployment into crises on the continent. Notes, ref., sum. [Journal abstract]