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
Oil Rich but Lacking Institutions, Libya Struggles to Build a State: Q&A with Dr. Younes Abouyoub
With violence on the rise, Libya's road to democracy and statehood needs stronger institutions, better political dialogue, and a stronger UN mandate.
Key Global Events to Watch in August
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.
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.