Deliver Us from Evil

Deliver Us from Evil : Warlords and Peacekeepers in a World of Endless Conflict

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We have all seen press and television pictures of winding lines of refugees in Africa or on mountain passes in Europe and felt that 'something must be done'. In this urgent new book William Shawcross reveals what lies behind decisions by the 'international community' to intervene in a situation on humanitarian grounds, and what happens when the troops and aid agencies move in. It is a story of noble aspirations and often ignoble real politik. To tell the story of international peacekeeping in the last ten years Shawcross has gone where the warlords and the action are - Afghanistan, Angola, Cambodia, Bosnia, Iraq, Kosovo, Somalia, Nigeria, Rwanda, Sierra Leone and East Timor - and made full use of the privileged access he has had to the peacemakers, including global policy-makers, leading diplomats and key humanitarian aid officials. All of us would wish to be delivered from evil: Shawcross demonstrates what actually happens when our wish appears to be granted.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 432 pages
  • 124 x 196 x 28mm | 340.2g
  • Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • New edition
  • New edition
  • 0747553122
  • 9780747553120
  • 725,690

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'Shawcross is quite simply one of the best reporters of his generation' DAILY MAIL 'Shawcross stands as the foremost journalist of his generation... this is an admirable book by an admirable man' IRISH TIMES 'Shawcross has written a firsthand and readable account of the dramas in which the UN has been involved recently' NEW STATESMANshow more

About William Shawcross

William Shawcross is an international correspondent and broadcaster. His articles have appeared in the Independent, the Guardian, the Sunday Telegraph, the Sunday Times, International Herald Tribune and Newsweek. His many books include THE QUALITY OF MERCY: Cambodia, Holocaust and Modern Conscience (1984) THESHAH'S LAST RIDE: The Story of the Exile, Misadventures and Death of the Emperor (1989) and RUPERT MURDOCH: The Making of a Media Empire (1992).show more

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