Peacebuilding and Reconciliation: An Introduction


The Camp David Accords (Egypt/Israel)

In 1979 the Soviet Union sent 700 troops into Afghanistan to support the country?s Marxist government and fight against the Mujahideen guerrillas. The war lasted almost ten years before the UN and thirty-four Islamic nations condemned the invasion and asked for the "the immediate and unconditional withdrawal of Soviet troops". This conflict was often referred to as the ?Soviet Union?s Vietnan War? as it dealt a great blow to the USSR?s international reputation and military capacity.