In cases including Afghanistan, Kosovo, Somalia and the Congo, multiple
organizations are working together to consolidate stability and build functioning
states. Although NATO and the UN are the main actors in global peace
operations today, it is likely that a variety of other organizations including
the African Union [AU], the Arab League and the Association of South-East
Asian Nations [ASEAN] will play an increasingly prominent role in the future.
These actors will need a great deal of help, ranging from military assistance
to administrative back-up. The UN, NATO and EU will be called upon to play
significant supporting roles. Managing these complex partnerships will be
essential to making existing and new peace operations succeed.