Conflict and Peace in Western Sahara: The Role of the UN's Peacekeeping Mission (MINURSO)
This book offers the first comprehensive analysis of MINURSO (the United Nations Mission for the Referendum in Western Sahara), focused on its activities, composition, purpose and operational future in Western Sahara, the world's last colony. The book's focus is broad, examining MINURSO from key historical, legal, military and political angles whilst assessing the future of UN peacekeeping missions in the Western Sahara. Supported by a diverse, international mix of perspectives and professions - including academics, lawyers, soldiers and humanitarian aid workers - an in-depth view of MINURSO is provided, rooted in practical Western Saharan field experience. The authors reveal the complexities of the region and of the mission locally, but also analyse MINURSO through a global lens, focusing on relations with the United States, China, Russia, France and African states. This approach emphasises the importance of the region as a site of international struggle while remaining conscious of local contexts. A landmark contribution to peacekeeping studies, the book is vital reading for practitioners and academics focused on the Western Saharan conflict and the MENA region, but will also be of interest to those engaged in international relations, international law and security studies.
Besenyő, János; Huddleston, R. Joseph; and Zoubir, Yahia H., "Conflict and Peace in Western Sahara: The Role of the UN's Peacekeeping Mission (MINURSO)" (2023). Seton Hall University Faculty Publications. 42.