Ethnic Warfare in Sri Lanka and the UN Crisis, by William Clarence

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Ethnic Warfare in Sri Lanka and the UN Crisis, by William Clarence
Published by Pluto Press in 2007, 296 pages. Paperback (N7964)

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From the rear side cover: This book provides an accessible account of the complex origins and evolution of Sri Lanka's civil war and the massive civilian displacement it continues to generate. Written by the former Colombo head of UNHCR, the refugee agency, it provides an exceptional account of frontline conditions during a critical period and an overview of the alternating warfare and ceasefires of the last fifteen years.

The author argues passionately for the indispensability of the United Nations and -analyses the need and scope for the UN to play a more active role in protecting the victims of intrastate warfare, most notably as an essential element in treating the conditions of desperation in which the seeds of international terrorism are sown...