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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

 
 

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