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Arthur Boutellis

Non-resident Adviser | boutellis@ipinst.org

Arthur's work focuses on the relationship between the United Nations and regional organizations in Africa, the management of UN peace operations, UN integrated strategic planning, peacekeeping, organized crime, DDR, security sector reform and the protection of civilians.

In addition to his work at IPI, Arthur has worked with the United Nations Missions in Burundi (BINUB), Chad, and the Central African Republic (MINURCAT) Haiti (MINUSTAH), and most recently, Mali (MINUSMA). His past research has also taken him to Sierra Leone, Liberia, Cote d'Ivoire, Kosovo, the Occupied Palestinian Territories, and Lebanon. His work with the UN, NGOs, and think tanks has primarily focused on post-conflict reconstruction, peacekeeping and peacebuilding, mediation and peace processes, as well as DDR, security sector reform, and the rule of law.

He holds a master’s degree in public affairs from the Woodrow Wilson School at Princeton University and is a graduate of the Institut d’Etudes Politiques. He is bilingual in French and English, as well as fluent in Spanish.

Selected Publications

“Peace operations by proxy: implications for humanitarian action of UN peacekeeping partnerships with non-UN security forces” (International Review of the Red Cross: Volume 95 Number 890, May 2014) (with Jérémie Labbé)

“Partnership peacekeeping: Challenges and opportunities in the United Nations–African Union Relationship” (Oxford University Press: African Affairs, 113/451, 254–278, April 29, 2014) (with Paul D. Williams)

Le Manuel de Gestion pour les Missions de Terrain Onusiennes (New York: International Peace Institute, April 2014)

“Engineering Peace: The Critical Role of Engineers in UN Peacekeeping” (New York: International Peace Institute, January 2014) (with Adam C. Smith)

“United Nations Operation in Burundi (ONUB)” in Oxford Handbook of United Nations Peacekeeping Operations (Forthcoming, Oxford University Press, 2014)

“From Crisis to Reform: Peacekeeping Strategies for the Protection of Civilians in the Democratic Republic of the Congo” (Stability: International Journal of Security and Development 2(3):48, September 2013)

“Driving the System Apart? A Study of United Nations Integration and Integrated Strategic Planning” (New York: International Peace Institute, August 2013)

“The Elephant in the Room: How Can Peace Operations Deal with Organized Crime?” (New York: International Peace Institute, June 2013)(with Walter Kemp and Mark Shaw)

“Chad & the Central African Republic” in Responding to Conflict in Africa: The United Nations and Regional Organizations (Palgrave Macmillan, May 2013) (edited by Jane Boulden)

“Rethinking Force Generation: Filling the Capability Gaps in UN Peace- keeping” Providing for Peacekeeping No. 2 (New York: International Peace Institute, May 2013) (with Adam C. Smith)

“Peace Operations, the African Union, and the United Nations: Toward More Effective Partnerships in Peace Operations” (New York: International Peace Institute, April 2013) (with Paul D. Williams)

“Mali’s Peacekeeping Mission: Full-Fledged Behemoth, or Have Lessons Been Learned?” (The Global Observatory, March 12, 2013)

“UN Peacekeeping Transitions: Perspectives from Member States” (New York: International Peace Institute, August 2012)

"UN Transitions: Mission Drawdown or Withdrawal” (New York: International Peace Institute, August 2012)

The Management Handbook for UN Field Missions (New York: International Peace Institute, June 2012)

“Strengthening Preventive Diplomacy and Mediation: Istanbul Retreat of the UN Security Council” (New York: International Peace Institute, March 2012) (with Christoph Mikulaschek, rapporteurs)

“What Army for Haiti?” (New York: International Peace Institute, November 2011)

“What Capabilities for What Peacekeeping?” in For a Renewed Consensus on UN Peacekeeping Operations (GCSP Geneva Papers — Conference Series n°23, October 2011)

“Preventive Diplomacy and Mediation” (New York: International Peace Institute, July 2011) (with Edward C. Luck and Christoph Mikulaschek)

“Renewing MONUSCO’s Mandate: What Role Beyond the Elections?” (New York: International Peace Institute, May 2011) (with Guillaume Lacaille)

“The Security Sector in Côte d’Ivoire: A Source of Conflict and a Key to Peace” (New York: International Peace Institute, May 2011)

“Cholera, Haiti and MINUSTAH: What Implications for Peacekeeping?" (New York: International Peace Institute, January 2011)

Regular contributor to www.theglobalobservatory.org

Selected Presentations

‘Les Pays Francophones face aux Développements Doctrinaux et Pratiques des Opérations de Maintien de la Paix’, Centre de Politique de Sécurité de Genève (GCSP), Geneva, June 13-14, 2013 (Panelist)

‘Political Accompaniment and the PBC’, at the Workshop for Incoming Members of the UN Peacebuilding Commission, Organized by the Quaker United Nations Office and the International Peace Institute in collaboration with the UN Peacebuilding Support Office, New York, February 27, 2013 (Panelist)

Keynote Opening Address on ‘Human Rights & International Peacekeeping: What they will do we what we’ve done’, at the Northwestern University Conference on Human Rights (NUCHR), Evanston, January 17, 2012 (Keynote Speaker)

‘Conditions for Successful Peacekeeping Operations’, at The International Expert Forum (IEF) ‘Peacekeeping Operations and the Durability of Peace: What Works and What Does Not?’, Folke Bernadotte Academy, New York, December 10, 2012 (Panelist)

‘Un retour des Occidentaux dans le maintien de la paix : à quelles conditions?’, at the Fondation pour la Recherche stratégique, ‘Le maintien de la paix des Nations Unies : Evolution et défis - A l’occasion du vingtième anniversaire de la création du Département des opérations de maintien de la paix des Nations Unies’, Paris, December 5, 2012 (Speaker)

‘Collective Risks. Collective Security: Regional Collaboration and Security Challenges in the 21st Century’, at the African Diplomatic Forum 2012, Columbia University School of International & Public Affairs (SIPA), New York, November 16, 2012 (Panelist)

‘Côte d’Ivoire: The Test for Collective Security and Democratic Identity in West Africa’, Columbia University, New York, April 15, 2011 (Panelist)



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