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Policy Papers - July 02, 2010

Election-Related Disputes and Political Violence in Africa

Elections are the hallmark of representative democracy, allowing the people’s regular input in choices about leaders and policy. Yet they are also competitive processes, unleashing conflict and tensions that, if not constructively managed, could potentially destabilize the fabric of states and societies.  

 
 

 

Meeting Notes - January 29, 2010

Operationalizing the African Standby Force

In Kigali, Rwanda last year, the International Peace Institute, the African Union , and the United Nations convened a high-level African civilian and military leaders’ retreat to discuss the challenges surrounding the operationalization of the African Standby Force.  

 
 

 

Policy Papers - November 25, 2009

Pursuing the Lord's Resistance Army

In 2008, the Ugandan military pursued the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA), a northern Ugandan rebel group, into neighboring Congo during the military incursion known as “Operation Lightning Thunder.”  

 
 

 

Policy Papers - October 14, 2009

Drug Trafficking Through West Africa

An invisible tide is rising on the shores of West Africa, creeping into its slums, its banks, its courts, its barracks, and its government ministries.  

 
 

 

Meeting Notes - August 21, 2009

A Workshop with the UN Working Group on Mercenaries

On July 29, 2009, the International Peace Institute convened a meeting of civil society, academic, and industry representatives to meet with the United Nations Working Group on the use of mercenaries as a means of violating human rights and impeding the exercise of the rights of peoples to self-determination.  

 
 

 

Policy Papers - August 21, 2009

A Choice for Peace? The Story of Forty-One Days of Mediation in Kenya

The postelection violence that erupted in Kenya in December 2007 resulted in the deaths of over one thousand people and left three hundred thousand people displaced.  

 
 

 

Meeting Notes - June 22, 2009

The Responsibility to Protect (RtoP) and Genocide Prevention in Africa

This report outlines the outcomes from an expert roundtable convened by IPI, the UN Office of the Special Adviser on the Prevention of Genocide, and the InterAfrica Group, which took place in Addis Ababa in October, 2008.  

 
 

 

Policy Papers - February 14, 2009

West Africa: Governance and Security in a Changing Region

The fourth installment of a five-part series focusing on African subregions, "West Africa: Governance and Security in a Changing Region" examines subregional capacity to respond to the challenges facing West Africa Benin, Burkina Faso, Cape Verde, Cote d'Ivoire, The Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Liberia, Mali, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone, and Togo.

 
 

 

Meeting Notes - November 30, 2008

2008 Vienna Seminar: Coping with Crisis in Africa

The thirty-eighth annual IPI Vienna Seminar, Coping with Crisis in Africa: Strengthening Multilateral Capacity for Peace and Security, was held at the Austrian National Defense Academy and the Diplomatic Academy of Vienna on June 1-3, 2008.  

 
 

 

Policy Papers - November 14, 2008

Southern Africa: Threats and Capabilities

The second installment of a five-part paper series focusing on African subregions, Southern Africa: Threats and Capabilities, examines the challenges facing the countries of southern Africa-- 

 
 

The Global Observatory

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.