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Timothy Edmunds

mobile armed forces, capable of participat -ing in international peace and humanitarian operations, anti-terrorist actions and responding to natural disasters. 31 These priorities were mirrored and taken forward by a new reformist defence minister, Boris Tadić, who in March 2003 outlined a ten point plan for defence reform. This also made reference to the development of smaller

in Security sector reform in transforming societies
Jannika Brostrom

1999. The International Force for East Timor was a multi-nation humanitarian operation led by Australia and authorised under Chapter VII of the UN Charter. It was established in response to the ‘scorched earth campaign’ perpetrated by Indonesian-backed militia forces following East Timor’s vote for independence. This campaign destroyed over 80 per cent of East Timorese infrastructure, caused the death

in Violence and the state
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Jean-Hervé Bradol and Marc Le Pape

the French forces’ legitimacy and credibility to implement humanitarian operations. The evaluation mission team summarised its position in its report to Paris head office: ‘Despite the political problems arising from the presence of the French army and the tight control the militias and civil authorities are exerting over the population, we must provide assistance while taking great care to ensure our

in Humanitarian aid, genocide and mass killings
Mark Webber

There are some marginal exceptions on this score. An OSCE mission was established in Chechnya in 1995, although Russia declined to renew its mandate in early 2003. Russia has also permitted a number of UN humanitarian operations and Council of Europe delegations to visit Chechnya. 105 D. Trenin, ‘Russia and

in Inclusion, exclusion and the governance of European Security
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Philip Hammond

refugees’ fears of the RPF were largely unfounded and called for international action to encourage their return. In terms of news reporting, the picture was less clear-cut, in that some reports did include calls for a greater international humanitarian operation in the refugee centres outside Rwanda. Six articles in July 1994 featured explicit calls for military intervention in support of the aid effort, but

in Framing post-Cold War conflicts
Eric James and Tim Jacoby

mechanisms (such as Civil–Military Operations Centers, Humanitarian Operations Centers and similar bodies) and, sometimes, joint assistance projects such as distribution of relief commodities and reconstruction of social service infrastructure including schools and health posts. There are many sources that try to identify and address issues and conceptual–contextual gaps in the

in The military-humanitarian complex in Afghanistan
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Philip Hammond

reprisal’ to be ‘covered with the veneer of a humanitarian operation’. The Independent tried to square this circle in its 22 October editorial, which maintained that ‘Dealing with the humanitarian crisis is part of, not a diversion from, the campaign’, but chiefly in that doing so would help in the ‘war for world opinion’. The US should ‘attend to the refugee crisis’, the

in Framing post-Cold War conflicts