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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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Content by Policy Papers & Peacekeeping

 

Policy Papers - May 06, 2014

As Demand Surges, How Can UN Peacekeeping Incentivize Participation?

Katharina P. Coleman

 
 

 

 

 

Policy Papers - November 08, 2013

Police in UN Peacekeeping: Improving Selection, Recruitment, and Deployment

William J. Durch and Michelle Ker

 
 

 

Policy Papers - July 22, 2013

Women’s Participation in Peacekeeping: Not Just a Numbers Game

Sahana Dharmapuri

 
 

 

Policy Papers - July 03, 2013

The UN Intervention Brigade in the Democratic Republic of the Congo


by Maj. Gen. Patrick Cammaert and Fiona Blyth

 
 

 

Policy Papers - June 13, 2013

New IPI Dataset Finds Trends in Uniformed Contributions to UN Peacekeeping

Chris Perry and Adam Smith

 
 

 

Policy Papers - June 03, 2013

The Elephant in the Room: How Can Peace Operations Deal with Organized Crime?

Walter Kemp, Mark Shaw, and Arthur Boutellis

 
 

 

Policy Papers - May 08, 2013

IPI Research: UN Peacekeeping Struggles With Gaps in Force Generation

Adam C. Smith and Arthur Boutellis

 
 

 

Policy Papers - December 18, 2012

Election-Related Disputes and Political Violence (French Translation)

AU Panel of the Wise

 
 

 

Policy Papers - August 15, 2012

Broadening the Base of United Nations Troop- and Police-Contributing Countries

Alex J. Bellamy and Paul D. Williams

 
 

The Global Observatory

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2015: Ten Multilateral Events to Watch This Year
A list of ten events that are likely to impact international peace and security in 2015, compiled by IPI’s Francesco Mancini.

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Recent Events

February 24, 2015
Quantifying Peace
“Peace can and should be quantified,“ said Steve Killelea, Founder and Executive Chairman of the Institute for Economics and Peace while speaking at IPI’s Vienna office on January 24. Mr. Killelea stressed the need for focusing on positive peace rather than just the absence of conflict (negative peace), and outlined ways of defining and measuring peacefulness.

February 17, 2015
ICM Briefs UN Delegates from Eastern Europe, Western Europe, and Others
ICM Chair Kevin Rudd and Secretary-General Hardeep Puri briefed delegates from the Eastern European and Western European and Others groups on February 17th and 19th, respectively.

February 13, 2015
Slovak FM Lajčák: Ability to Listen Is Key to Effective Multilateralism
Sharing his views on topics ranging from the crisis in Ukraine and the role of women in peace processes to the changing role of the UN, Foreign Minister Miroslav Lajčák of Slovakia said the key ingredient to a successful multilateralism is “the ability to listen to each other, the kind of listening when you understand even if you might disagree."

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