ABOUT THE AUTHORS
ADAM C. SMITHis Research Fellow and Manager of thePeace Operations Program at the International PeaceInstitute (IPI).E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.orgARTHUR BOUTELLIS is Research Fellow, Adviser to thePeace Operations and Africa Programs at IPI.E-mail: email@example.com
IPI is grateful to the UN Department of PeacekeepingOperations for allowing the authors to publish and dissemi-nate research that was conducted as part of a DPKO-commissioned study. The authors are appreciative of thetime and input of the many Secretariat staff, member-stateofficials, and experts who were interviewed for the studyand who provided constructive feedback on a draft report.The study benefited from the research assistance ofJosephine Roos and Bianca Selway. The authors are alsograteful to Alex J. Bellamy and Paul D. Williams for theircomments on a draft of this paper.Providing for Peacekeeping is an independent researchproject established to broaden the understanding of thefactors and motivations that encourage or discouragestates from contributing to UN peacekeeping operations.Its aim is to generate and disseminate current informationand analysis to support efforts to “broaden the base” oftroop- and police-contributing countries, improve thequality of troop and police contributions, and fill keycapability gaps.The project is done in partnership with Griffith Universityand the Elliott School of International Affairs at GeorgeWashington University. IPI owes a debt of gratitude to itspartners and to its generous donors whose contributionsmake projects like this possible.
Peacekeepers with theUN Mission for the Referendum inWestern Sahara (MINURSO) consult amap as they drive through vastdesert areas in Smara, WesternSahara, June 20, 2010. UNPhoto/Martine Perret.
An independent studyconducted by the authors for the UNDepartment of PeacekeepingOperations in January 2012 throughDecember 2012 provided much of thebackground research for this paper.The views expressed in this paperrepresent those of the authors andnot necessarily those of the UNDepartment of PeacekeepingOperations or IPI. IPI welcomesconsideration of a wide range ofperspectives in the pursuit of a well-informed debate on critical policiesand issues in international affairs.
Editor and Senior Fellow
Adam C. Smith and Arthur Boutellis,“Rethinking Force Generation: Fillingthe Capability Gaps in UN Peace-keeping,” Providing for PeacekeepingNo. 2, New York: International PeaceInstitute, May 2013.© by International Peace Institute,2013All Rights Reservedwww.ipinst.org