Getting Congo Right

Rosen, Armin
September 2013
World Affairs;Sep/Oct2013, Vol. 176 Issue 3, p85
Academic Journal
The article discusses international relations, with a focus on ongoing warfare in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), the assembly of coalition fighting forces to counter violence, and the history of failed Western interventions. Topics include war on the border of Rwanda, U.S. support for and against Congolese dictator Mobutu Sese Seko, and the displacement of civilians. Additional information is presented on the United Nations' (UN) peacekeeping operations, the UN Security Council, and treaties.


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