Policy Papers - June 14, 2001
Implementing Peace Agreements in Civil Wars: Lessons and Recommendations for Policymakers
Stephen John Stedman
Between late 1997 and early 2000, Stanford University's Center for International Cooperation (CISAC) and the International Peace Institute conducted research to better understand the determinants of successful peace implementation.
The CISAC-IPI project on peace implementation focused on three primary issues: 1) An evaluation of international actors and their strategies of peace implementation; 2) An evaluation of various sub-goals of peace implementation (e.g., demobilization, disarmament, refugee repatriation, human rights, reconciliation etc.) and their relationship to overall implementation success; 3) A search for low-cost, possible high-payoff opportunities for linking short-term implementation success to long-term peacebuilding. The project studied every peace agreement concluded between 1980 and 1997 in which international actors were assigned a prominent role in implementation.
The Global Observatory
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The announcement of a cease-fire agreement between the Nigerian government and Boko Haram has raised hope as well as speculations over its authenticity.
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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.
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Rethinking Women and Forced Migration
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Africa: China’s Second Continent
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September 30, 2014
Vike-Freiberga: Rethinking the United Nations
In a speech delivered at IPI on September 30th, Dr. Vaira Vike-Freiberga gave a sobering historical analysis of the gains and setbacks made by the international system over the past century and, focusing on the UN, she called for a rethinking of the organization’s structure and approach to peace.
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IPI Remembers Margaret Vogt