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Policy Papers - December 11, 2014

New Report: Can Effective Governance Broaden Who is ''Rising'' in Africa?

Mireille Affa’a Mindzie, George Mukundi Wachira, and Lucy Dunderdale

The “Africa rising” narrative has gained traction in recent years. But who, exactly, is rising? While statistics point to a continent whose fortunes have improved, many African citizens remain at the margins of socioeconomic development.  

 

Policy Papers - November 20, 2014

New IPI Report Examines Legal Issues Surrounding UN's Intervention Brigade

Scott Sheeran and Stephanie Case

In the Democratic Republic of the Congo, the UN’s peacekeeping mission as a whole—not just the Intervention Brigade component—is a party to the conflict under international law.  

 

Meeting Notes - February 13, 2014

The Security-Development Nexus in Conflict Prevention and Resolution in Africa: Notes from the Security Council Istanbul Retreat

Mireille Affa’a Mindzie, rapporteur

This meeting note discusses Turkey’s growing role in Africa, and it surveys the many regional efforts to improve security and development on the continent. It summarizes the main points of discussion at the 4th Istanbul Retreat of the UN Security Council, which was held on April 6-7th, 2013 in Istanbul, Turkey.  

 

Meeting Notes - January 16, 2014

Insecurity in the Gulf of Guinea: Assessing the Threat, Preparing the Response

Mireille Affa’a Mindzie and Fiona Blyth, rapporteurs

This meeting note addresses current and emerging threats in the Gulf of Guinea, including piracy, and the conditions that contribute to their rise, such as economic inequality and poor governance. The report summarizes key themes from a roundtable discussion held at IPI last June on the security challenges in the region. 

 

Policy Papers - December 17, 2013

New Paper Examines Role of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization

Stephen Aris

This publication examines the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO), which has often been cast as a tool of Russian and Chinese cooperation aimed at countering the West, yet has evolved to be a dynamic institution that is carving out a more diverse role in multilateral affairs.