Over the past forty-five years, international peace-keeping has developed two principal operational models: the small power model and the big power model. The small power model accounts for virtually all U.N. peace-keeping efforts over more than four decades. However, the big power model is becoming increasingly important to a world which is demanding both symbolism and substance from the United Nations.
Lori F. Damrosch,
The Role of the Great Powers in United Nations Peace-Keeping,
Yale J. Int'l L.
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