The Security Council has been more active in its use and authorization of the use of force in recent years than at any time in the history of the UN, but its activities bear little relation to the original scheme of the Charter. Since 1988 it has initiated more peacekeeping operations than in the previous forty years, ranging from minor operations such as UNMOT on the border of Tajikistan and Afghanistan to major operations such as those in Cambodia, Angola, Liberia and the DRC, Kosovo and East Timor. In recent years there has been a massive surge in...
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