By Chiyuki Aoi
This e-book goals to supply for a path-breaking cross-regional comparability of the services and readiness of Asia-Pacific nations to give a contribution to peace aid missions, with a watch to opting for rising developments and coverage implications.
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Extra resources for Asia-Pacific Nations in International Peace Support and Stability Operations
On integrated approach, see United Nations, “Report of the Panel on the United Nations Peace Operations” (Brahimi Report), October 2000 ; Cedric de Coning, “The United Nations and the Comprehensive Approach” (Copenhagen: Danish Institute for International Studies, DIIS Report 2008); Cedric de Coning and Karsten Friis, “Coherence and Coordination: The Limits of the Comprehensive Approach,” Journal of International Peacekeeping 15 (2011): 243–72. 7. United Nations, United Nations Peace Operations Year in Review 2011 (New York: United Nations, March 2012), p.
Several niche capabilities China has deployed in recent years include paramilitary riot control personnel as well as police officers. Unlike Australia, China does not seem to have 22 Chiyuki Aoi and Yee-Kuang Heng much experience with the whole-of-government approach. Military forces are deployed and operate separately from paramilitary or police personnel. Beijing, suggests Lanteigne, will prefer to continue deploying noncombat personnel as opposed to combat forces, for the simple reason that above all, it emphasizes projecting soft power through peacekeeping.
Phnom Penh sees peacekeeping as enhancing the country’s prestige internationally and integrating the country into the international community. Ranging far away from Asia into Africa and the Middle East, Cambodia has deployed niche capabilities especially in 24 Chiyuki Aoi and Yee-Kuang Heng demining, military police, and combat engineers that reflect its own invaluable experience with post-conflict situations. Cambodia does not drive doctrinal developments but its approach is influenced by its participation in the Global Peace Operations Initiative under the US Pacific Command.