Policy Papers - May 16, 2011
Renewing MONUSCO’S Mandate: What Role Beyond the Elections?
Arthur Boutellis, Guillaume Lacaille
Should the UN Security Council limit the role of MONUSCO to the protection of civilians in eastern Congo, or should it expand its mandate in an attempt to enforce democratic principles before the elections, at the risk of confronting the incumbent regime? This is the dilemma facing Council members as they prepare to discuss the renewal of MONUSCO's mandate on May 18th.
This issue brief argues that MONUSCO (the UN Organization Stabilization Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo) should be limited to a technical role in the election—as requested by the Congolese authorities—only on the condition that the international community reengages President Joseph Kabila in a frank political dialogue on long-term democratic governance reforms.
The Way Forward for MONUSCO
The Global Observatory
Opening the Door to Humanitarian Aid in Syria: Significance, Challenges, and Prospects
The Security Council's unanimous decision to authorize the delivery of humanitarian aid to Syrian civilians without state consent is no small feat. Will it set a new precedent?
Key Global Events to Watch in July
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.
July 01, 2014
SRSG Johnson: South Sudan Crisis Changed UNMISS “Mindset”
Hilde Johnson, the outgoing Head of the UN Mission in the Republic of South Sudan (UNMISS), gave an overflow IPI audience a dramatic account of the challenging situation that has faced the United Nations in the country since the eruption of mass violence at the end of last year.
June 25, 2014
Mousavian: Iran and US Have Serious Chance for Rapprochement
From Iraq to Syria, from energy to counterterrorism, Iran and the United States share many common interests across the Middle East and ought to put aside their decades of hostility, said author and former Iranian diplomat Seyed Hossein Mousavian.
June 23, 2014
National Ownership Is Essential For Peacebuilding to Succeed in CAR
With the Central African Republic (CAR) steeped in ethnic and inter-religious violence, a group of UN officials, government representatives, and members of civil society gathered at IPI on June 23rd and discussed the best way forward for the war-torn country.
July 17, 2014
Video: EU-UN Partnership in Peace Operations