What has been most successful?

Mark and Bill make a number of great points. Mark’s emphasis on the participation of permanent Council members in missions as both a signal and as a way of avoiding unrealistic mandates is very appealing. But it’s interesting to note that one of the missions with most significant great power presence — UNPROFOR in Bosnia — was also one of the most disastrous. More broadly, I’d love to hear the input of the group on which ongoing missions have achieved the most in terms of sustainable peace and political development and which have produced the fewest results.

What has been most successful?

Mark and Bill make a number of great points. Mark’s emphasis on the participation of permanent Council members in missions as both a signal and as a way of avoiding unrealistic mandates is very appealing. But it’s interesting to note that one of the missions with most significant great power presence — UNPROFOR in Bosnia — was also one of the most disastrous. More broadly, I’d love to hear the input of the group on which ongoing missions have achieved the most in terms of sustainable peace and political development and which have produced the fewest results.

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