Books - June 15, 1990
Humanitarian Emergencies and Military Help in Africa
Thomas G. Weiss, ed. (Macmillan Press, 1990)
This pioneering study searches for avenues of collaboration between peacekeepers and humanitarian relief workers. Individually, the problems of each have been widely scrutinized, but the relationship between them has not. This work evaluates the potential of utilizing the time-proven art of peacekeeping in the support of oft-beleaguered and frustrated humanitarian relief efforts during armed conflicts. The volume examines the experience of past peacekeepers in Africa (the UN operation in the Congo, the OAU in Chad and the Commonwealth Monitoring Force in Zimbabwe), while case-studies on humanitarian efforts in the Sudan, Ethiopia and Mozambique illustrate the problems of modern relief workers in areas of insecurity. The volume also raises the conceptual problems in the interface between security and the delivery of humanitarian aid, and it breaks new ground in educing solutions.
The Global Observatory
Are Recent Prison Breaks in Nigeria Part of a Southward Expansion by Boko Haram?
Whoever is behind them, these prison breaks signal that Nigeria’s authorities are struggling to maintain the rule of law, not just in the far northeast, but also in the Middle Belt and the southwest.
Key Global Events to Watch in December
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.
December 09, 2014
Small States in a Multilateral World
Despite their size and limited resources, small states have an important and crucial role to play in the multilateral system and can leverage their power through cooperation.
December 02, 2014
Protecting Civilians in Armed Conflict: From Concept to Norm
Five years after the adoption of Security Council Resolution 1894, the concept of Protection of Civilians in Armed Conflict (PoC) has become a widely accepted norm at the UN, featuring more and more in Council mandates and becoming a cornerstone of UN missions on the ground.
November 27, 2014
Dialogue on Multilateralism Continues in Geneva
The Geneva launch of the Independent Commission on Multilateralism (ICM) took place on November 27th in the Palais de Nations, the UN headquarters in Geneva which used to be the seat of the League of Nations.
December 15, 2014
Video: Nazila Fathi on the Struggle for Modern Iran
December 12, 2014
Video: Effective Governance in Challenging Environments
September 25, 2014
IPI Remembers Margaret Vogt