IPI HomeEventsPanel DiscussionsPeace Operations and Organized Crime

 

print print  |  share share back back

Panel Discussions - Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Peace Operations and Organized Crime

The International Peace Institute on April 15th launched a Special Issue of the journal International Peacekeeping, edited by James Cockayne, IPI Senior Associate, and Adam Lupel, IPI Editor. "Peace Operations and Organized Crime," the subject of both the Special Issue and the launch event, were considered in a policy-forum setting by contributors to the issue James Cockayne, Alix Boucher, and Phil Williams, and discussant Ann-Marie Orler, United Nations Deputy Police Adviser.

Peace operations, in venues as diverse as Afghanistan, the Balkans, Haiti, Iraq, and West Africa, have struggled with protection rackets and corruption, as well as trafficking in a wide range of licit and illicit commodities: guns, drugs, oil, cars, diamonds, timber and human beings. Such operations are increasingly on the front line in the international community's fight against organized crime, and this policy forum, which was followed by a lively question-and-answer session, touched on a variety of issues arising in the growing nexus of peace operations and organized crime.

The event was chaired by Peter Gastrow, IPI Senior Fellow, whose research and background focus on organized-crime issues. For information about how to access the issue (International Peacekeeping 16, no. 1, February 2009), visit www.tandf.co.uk/journals/titles/13533312.asp or check with your university or institutional librarian.

Chair
Mr. Peter Gastrow,
Senior Fellow, International Peace Institute

Speakers
Mr. James Cockayne,
Senior Associate, International Peace Institute

Ms. Alix J. Boucher,
Research Analyst, Future of Peace Operations Program, Stimson Center

Dr. Phil Williams,
Visiting Research Professor, Strategic Studies Institute, US Army War College

Discussant
Ms. Ann-Marie Orler,
Deputy Police Adviser, United Nations

The Global Observatory

Key Global Events to Watch in September
A list of key upcoming meetings and events with implications for global affairs.

2014 Top 10 Issues to Watch in Peace & Security: The Global Arena
A list of ten key issues to watch that are likely to impact international peace and security in 2014, compiled by IPI's Francesco Mancini.

The Global Observatory, produced by IPI, provides timely analysis on peace and security issues, interviews with leading policymakers, interactive maps, and more.

Recent Events

August 25, 2014
High-Level Forum Examines Lessons of 1814 and 1914 for Today
2014 marks the centenary of the outbreak of World War One and the bicentenary of the opening of the Congress of Vienna–two dates that profoundly shaped the course of history.

August 05, 2014
Accra Meeting Examines Effective Governance in Challenging Environments
Despite undeniable progress, the continuous peace and security reverses witnessed across Africa illustrate the persistent gap that exists between aspirational good governance norms and principles and their actual implementation.

July 17, 2014
EU and UN Seek Ways to Improve Cooperation in Peacekeeping
The European Union is among the strongest supporters of UN peacekeeping missions around the globe, but the growing challenges faced by UN-led operations have raised the need for better EU-UN cooperation, both on the ground and at the planning level.

View More