UN Peacekeeping Operations in Somalia: A Pakistani Perspective is a seminal work highlighting the role of peacekeeping as an important tool of Pakistan’s foreign policy. This book is path breaking in that it examines for the first time, the issue of peacekeeping, from the prism of Pakistani national interests. The book has been a labour of love. The author painstakingly researched the Somalia operations (1992-95) for over three years, interviewing politicians, diplomats and military commanders. He diligently accessed personal notes, photographs and regimental histories, archival records of newspapers and parliamentary debates and rare video clips of the peacekeeping operations to understand all angles of this operation. More than anything else, it is a tribute to the courage and professionalism of the unsung Pakistani soldiers operating in a foreign land.