Books - September 15, 1992
The Wave of the Future: The United Nations and Naval Peacekeeping
Robert Stephens Staley II (Lynne Rienner Publishers, 1992)
Though the United Nations will face numerous challenges on the world's oceans in the next decades, it has not yet developed the capability to operate effectively in the areas of maritime peacekeeping or enforcement.
This study examines the various regional maritime challenges confronting the United Nations and describes several organizational and experiential models—ranging from Claiborne Pell's early suggestions for an International Sea Patrol, through various NATO standing forces and U.S. Coast Guard models, to recent experience gained through multinational maritime cooperation in the Gulf—from which planners might extract important lessons. The author concludes with specific recommendations for the establishment of a UN Maritime Agency, seeing that step as crucial in the effort to ensure peace and prosperity on the world's oceans for the benefit of all concerned.
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The Global Observatory
Calls for Military Action Bring Troubling Dimension to Political Crisis in Lesotho
The alleged August 30 coup in Lesotho has re-focused attention on the small country's internal insecurity as well as its lack of a viable national economy.
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.
September 09, 2014
Threats and Opportunities for Energy Sector in West Africa
West African development depends on energy, and that energy depends on stability—this was one of the sentiments repeated during a September 9th expert roundtable held in Paris on the theme of energy and security in West Africa.
September 09, 2014
Preventing Mass Atrocities: Why We Fail, and What Can be Done About It
In the twenty years since the Rwandan genocide, the United Nations system has developed a considerable body of policies, principles, and practices dedicated to the goal of preventing future atrocities.
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.
September 17, 2014
African Governance Architecture: Strengthening Democratic Governance
September 15, 2014
Video: Engaging Young People on Democracy