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
Transforming Peacebuilding: Can the Internationals Put the Locals First?
International NGOs still struggle to achieve 'local ownership' in peacebuilding, but a new approach is working on putting local people in the lead.
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 15, 2014
Video: Engaging Young People on Democracy