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Books - May 13, 2004

West Africa's Security Challenges: Building Peace in a Troubled Region

The authors provide a context for understanding the region's security dilemmas, highlighting the link between failures of economic development, governance, and democratization on the one hand, and military insecurity and violent conflicts on the other.

 

 
 

 

Meeting Notes - January 01, 2004

Building Peace in Eastern Africa

In collaboration with the Faculty of Social Sciences of Makerere University (Uganda) and the Africa Peace Forum (Kenya), the International Peace Academy [now International Peace Institute] hosted a seminar in Entebbe, Uganda, from December 16 to 18, 2002, to assess the challenges and opportunities for building peace in Eastern Africa.  

 
 

 

Meeting Notes - November 14, 2003

Peacemaking in Southern Africa: The Role and Potential of the Southern African Development Community (SADC)

The report summarizes the task force meeting organized to assess the potential of SADC's Organ on Politics, Defence, and Security Cooperation to engage in peacemaking and peacebuilding in the subregion.  

 
 

 

Books - June 15, 2003

Liberia’s Civil War

Offering the most in-depth account available of one of the most baffling and intractable of Africa’s conflicts, the book unravels the tangled web of the war by addressing four questions:  

 
 

 

Meeting Notes - June 14, 2003

Civil Society Perspectives from the Mano River Union

This report presents some of the views and themes discussed at the IPA [now IPI] Civil Society Dialogue on "Civil Society Perspectives from the Mano River Union (MRU)," held in New York on June 14, 2002.  

 
 

 

Meeting Notes - May 13, 2003

Operationalizing the ECOWAS Mechanism for Conflict Prevention, Management, Resolution, Peacekeeping, and Security

This report summarizes the discussions held at the task force meeting, organized jointly by IPA [now IPI] and the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), which took place in Dakar, Senegal, on August 12-13, 2002.  

 
 

 

Meeting Notes - November 15, 2002

Security and Development in Sierra Leone

A report from a workshop held in New York on June 10-11, 2002.

 
 

 

Policy Papers - November 14, 2002

The Infrastructure of Peace in Africa

This project stemmed from the Ford Foundation's initial request that IPI's Africa Program generate a database of institutions managing conflicts and crises in Africa.  

 
 

 

Policy Papers - July 15, 2002

SHIRBRIG Deployment in UNMEE: Lessons Learned

The seminar examined the lessons learned from the formation's deployment to Ethiopia and Eritrea in autumn 2000 as a framework for the UN mission headquarters, UNMEE, and as the core of the military mission. The seminar also broadened the deliberations to examine the concept of SHIRBRIG, as well as the concept of rapid deployment itself.

The IPI expert seminar brought together more than 100 representatives from member nations, United Nations Headquarters, in particular from DPKO, non-government organizations, and serving and past members of SHIRBRIG itself.

 
 

 

Books - June 15, 2002

Building Peace in West Africa: Liberia, Sierra Leone, and Guinea-Bissau

This study tackles contemporary issues that are of utmost significance to building peace in West Africa. 

 
 

The Global Observatory

Transforming Peacebuilding: Can the Internationals Put the Locals First?
International NGOs still struggle to achieve 'local ownership' in peacebuilding, but a new approach is working on putting local people in the lead.

Key Global Events to Watch in September
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.