Dorn’s peacekeeping technology book among “Top 20 Foreign Policy Books of 2011”

Rideau Institute senior advisor Walter Dorn has had his new book named to the “Top 20 Foreign Policy Books of 2011” by Embassy.


Embassy has looked back over the foreign policy and political books published since September 2010 to find out which ones have entered into the public consciousness, which have influenced political debate in Canada, and which ones should have. By Carl Meyer

Keeping Watch: Monitoring Technology and Innovation in UN Peace Operations
A. Walter Dorn
United Nations University Press  (Jun 1 2011)
There are few defenders of Canadian peacekeeping as fierce as this author.

Chair of the department of security and international affairs at the Canadian Forces College, he believes that even in the age of a Conservative government where Canadian military power is ever more readily thrown around in theatres like Kandahar and Libya, and when discussion of peacekeeping is dismissed by some commentators as archaic Canadian policy, it is possible to contribute in greater amounts to the blue berets. The book is a prescription for better, more efficient peacekeeping that countries can be proud to participate in; while raising the alarm over the relative lack of technology on missions today, the author is nevertheless optimistic that new technology is now affordable and widespread enough to employ on the field.


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