Books - October 13, 2006
The Iraq Crisis and World Order: Structural, Institutional and Normative Challenges
Ramesh Thakur and Waheguru Pal Singh Sidhu (United Nations University Press, 2006)
The Iraq war was a multiple assault on the foundations and rules of the existing UN-centered world order.
It called into question the adequacy of the existing institutions for articulating global norms and enforcing compliance with the demands of the international community. The United States has global power, soft as well as hard; but the United Nations is the fount of international authority. Progress towards a world of a rules-based, civilized international order requires that US force be put to the service of lawful international authority. This book examines the major normative and structural challenges to this order from a number of different perspectives.
To view more information about the book on the publisher's Web site, click here.
The Global Observatory
Déjà Vu in the Central African Republic as UN Looks to Intervene
The international community has a unique opportunity to learn from the past, rectify its missteps, and usher in lasting peace in CAR.
Key Global Events to Watch in December
A list of key upcoming meetings and events with implications for global affairs.
Top 10 Issues to Watch in 2013: The Multilateral Arena
Ten key issues that are likely to impact global affairs in international peace, security, and development.
The Global Observatory, produced by IPI, provides timely analysis on peace and security issues, interviews with leading policymakers, interactive maps, and more.
November 28, 2013
Energy and Security in the Arctic: A New “Frozen” Conflict?
Is the Arctic a “region of cooperation,” or will competition for its potentially rich energy resources lead to conflict in the high north? This was the main question addressed during an expert workshop held in The Hague on November 28th by the International Peace Institute together with the International Gas Union and the Clingendael International Energy Programme.
November 22, 2013
Can Technology Play a Role in Drafting a Constitution?
The effects that new technologies can have on constitutional processes was the topic of this November 22nd IPI roundtable discussion. Approximately five new constitutions are written around the world every year, and their legitimacy is increasingly influenced by a new level of public participation in their drafting, not merely by a plebiscite on the final text. As rapidly advancing technology changes the way that governments and citizens interact, what role are new technologies playing in constitutions?
November 19, 2013
Haqqani: Pakistanis Need Honest Debate About Their Country
"We Pakistanis need an honest debate inside our country about what is Pakistan's national interest. We never have it,” said Hussain Haqqani, a former Pakistani diplomat and journalist, who was at IPI on November 19th to give a presentation on his latest book, Magnificent Delusions: Pakistan, the United States, and an Epic History of Misunderstanding.