Satish Nambiar

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  • Lieutenant General Satish Nambiar, PVSM, AVSM, VrC, Retd, former DCOAS, DGMO and First Force Cdr, UNPROFOR, Yugoslavia.

    An Analysis of the Future of United Nations Peacekeeping and India’s Continued Participation

    As it evolved over the years, UN peacekeeping became an extraordinary art that called for the use of the military personnel not to wage war but to prevent fighting between belligerents. To ensure the maintenance of cease-fires, and to provide a measure of stability in an area of conflict while negotiations were conducted. To that extent, it is important to distinguish between the concept of ‘collective security’ and peacekeeping in the international environment.

    July-September 2022

    United Nations Peace Operations: Personal Experiences and Reflections

    We are passing through a decisive stage in the history of the international system. The threat of war between great states, or nuclear confrontation between major powers, is well behind us and, in fact, fading in our memory. However, new and diverse forms of threats, some clear and present, others only dimly perceived, are testing our resolve and questioning the validity of our existing mechanisms. Developments at the international level over the last two decades have exposed deep divisions within the membership of the United Nations (UN) over fundamental policies on peace and security.

    January-June 2020

    The Emerging Principle of the Responsibility to Protect: An Asian Perspective

    In the aftermath of the Second World War and the horrors of the Holocaust, during which war crimes were committed on an unprecedented scale, the international community came together to declare ‘never again’ and set up the United Nations. Governments agreed that they would cooperate to prevent the commission of genocide and punish the perpetrators.

    November 2011

    The Need for Declassification of War Histories and other Documents

    Civil society in general and the strategic community in particular must demand the release of documents pertaining to India’s security.

    July 06, 2011