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
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