Books - June 15, 1989
The Future of Peacekeeping
Indar Jit Rikhye (International Peace Academy, 1989)
Peacekeeping may not always lead to a negotiated sttlement of disputes, but it does succeed in halting the figthting, which provides valuable time for negotiations to resume. International peacekeeping truly has become a vital instrument in modern diplomacy...
The possibility of establishing a more rigorous framework for the prevention and settlement of international disputes rests upon the common will of the UN memberstates and respect for national sovereignty and integrity. Since the eventual success of peacekeeping depends on the ability to promote peacemaking, a greater effort by the UN is required in this respect. As peacekeeping is the start of the process of peacemaking, its success is essential for what follows.
- Indar Jit Rikhye
The Global Observatory
Defying Spain, Catalans Vote for Independence, But What’s Next?
The unofficial Catalan referendum has raised several questions about Catalonia’s future and its relationship with Madrid.
Key Global Events to Watch in November
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.
November 05, 2014
Top-Down Governance Hurts Women, Youth Participation
Governments in the Sahel and Maghreb are still using top-down approaches to governance that make it hard for women and youth to have a say in public life, even though their participation can help their governments’ struggle against instability and extremism.
November 03, 2014
Apakan on Ukraine: "To Be Present Is Important"
On November 3rd, IPI’s Vienna office hosted Ambassador Ertugrul Apakan, Chief Monitor of the Special Monitoring Mission (SMM) of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE).
November 03, 2014
Enhancing Women's Share in Peace and Security
“We did not want to make war safe for women; we wanted to end war for everyone,” Ambassador Anwarul Chowdhury said, recalling the goal of a new resolution he introduced as president of the Security Council in the year 2000.
September 25, 2014
IPI Remembers Margaret Vogt