Books - June 01, 2001
Managing Armed Conflicts in the 21st Century
Adekeye Adebajo and Chandra Lekha Sriram, eds. (Routledge, 2001)
This special volume of International Peacekeeping, was largely written by a diverse group of younger scholars. The work examines the conflicts of the 1990s and suggests new approaches and tools for conflict management in the new millennium. The topics covered by this special issue include the paradoxical similarities between war and peace, the role of natural resources in fueling conflicts, the changing nature of UN peacekeeping, the use of force in peace operations, building peace through transitional authority mandates, truth commissions and the quest for justice, civil-militia relations and the protection of civilians in conflicts, the role and utility of private security firms or ‘mercenaries’, the need for greater burdensharing within the NATO alliance, the rise and fall of UN peacekeeping in Africa, and the travails of keeping peace in nuclear South Asia.
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The Global Observatory
New Threats in Africa Mean New Questions for Peacekeeping: Interview with Patrick Cammaert
UN peacekeepers are encountering threats never seen before in Africa, and it may be time to re-examine peacekeeping, said Major General Patrick Cammaert.
Key Global Events to Watch in December
A list of key upcoming meetings and events with implications for global affairs.
Top 10 Issues to Watch in 2013: The Multilateral Arena
Ten key issues that are likely to impact global affairs in international peace, security, and development.
The Global Observatory, produced by IPI, provides timely analysis on peace and security issues, interviews with leading policymakers, interactive maps, and more.
December 02, 2013
Latin America Focus of Fourth ''Being a Peacekeeper'' Event
On December 2-3, IPI brought together 24 representatives from eleven Latin American countries with senior officials from the UN Department of Peacekeeping Operations and the Department of Field Support to discuss the current state—as well as the future—of Latin American military and police contributions to UN peacekeeping operations.
November 28, 2013
Energy and Security in the Arctic: A New “Frozen” Conflict?
Is the Arctic a “region of cooperation,” or will competition for its potentially rich energy resources lead to conflict in the high north? This was the main question addressed during an expert workshop held in The Hague on November 28th by the International Peace Institute together with the International Gas Union and the Clingendael International Energy Programme.
November 26, 2013
Addressing the Crisis in Central African Republic
How to prevent catastrophe in the Central African Republic (CAR) was the topic of an event at the International Peace Institute on November 26th. Ten months after a military coup brought the current transitional government to power, the Central African Republic is wracked by massive human rights violations, sectarian violence, attacks on civilians, and reprisals by self-defense groups.
December 10, 2013
Human Rights in Peacekeeping
December 09, 2013
Video: Heraldo Muñoz on Benazir Bhutto's Assassination
December 03, 2013
IPI Editor Adam Lupel Quoted on the Politics of Genocide [IRIN News]