The failure of peacekeeping in Sierra Leone

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Abstract

"RUF commanders have fought the government with guns bought with diamonds, brought from Liberia, or captured from their enemies. They do not have to rely on the goodwill of local inhabitants . . . and they do not have to engage in the arduous political and organizational task of building a mass movement to fight their way to power. The RUF bases its political power on control over diamonds.".

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)219-224
Number of pages6
JournalCurrent History
Volume100
Issue number646
StatePublished - May 1 2001

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