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IPI has a long tradition of producing high-quality, timely reports that are policy relevant and academically sound. Presenting original research in an accessible style, IPI policy reports serve as integral tools for discussions on a range of topics of central concern to international affairs, such as peace operations, global terrorism, transnational organized crime, peacebuilding, and the responsibility to protect.

 

 

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Policy Papers - February 28, 2013

Mali and the Sahel-Sahara: From Crisis Management to Sustainable Strategy

Mireille Affa'a-Mindzie and Chris Perry

 
 

 

Policy Papers - December 18, 2012

Election-Related Disputes and Political Violence (French Translation)

AU Panel of the Wise

 
 

 

Policy Papers - December 05, 2012

Go Long: Six Actions to Structurally Address Organized Violence

J. Brian Atwood and Erwin van Veen

 
 

 

Policy Papers - July 02, 2010

Election-Related Disputes and Political Violence in Africa

AU Panel of the Wise

 
 

 

Policy Papers - November 25, 2009

Pursuing the Lord's Resistance Army

Ronald R. Atkinson

 
 

 

Policy Papers - March 15, 2009

Private Military and Security Companies: A Framework for Regulation

James Cockayne, Emily Speers Mears

 
 

 

Policy Papers - March 31, 2008

Resource Scarcity: Responding to the Security Challenge

Richard A. Matthew

 
 

 

Policy Papers - March 14, 2007

Global Political Violence: Explaining the Post-Cold War Decline

Andrew Mack

 
 

 

Policy Papers - February 14, 2007

Latin America and the Caribbean: Domestic and Transnational Insecurity

Arlene B. Tickner

 
 

 

Policy Papers - February 14, 2007

Africa: Confronting Complex Threats

Kwesi Aning

 
 

The Global Observatory

Caught in the Middle: Civilian Protection in South Sudan
Absent an active effort by the South Sudanese government, the UN Mission will need to adopt a holistic approach to civilian protection.

Key Global Events to Watch in October
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.

Recent Events

October 09, 2014
Rethinking Women and Forced Migration
The drastic increase in conflicts around the globe has seen the world’s displaced population pass 55 million people, and the fact that 80% of them are women and children is prompting many to rethink how the international community is responding.

October 09, 2014
Africa: China’s Second Continent
Speaking at an IPI Distinguished Author Series event on October 9th, author Howard French made a case for how Western underestimation of Africa’s economic promise has enabled China to establish an economic and human presence on the continent, leading to the permanent migration there of nearly 2 million Chinese.

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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