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Policy Papers - March 31, 2008

Resource Scarcity: Responding to the Security Challenge

This IPI paper examines in detail the correlation between environmental issues and security, drawing on both scientific evidence and empirical examples, and concludes with a series of actionable policy recommendations.

 
 

 

Policy Papers - February 14, 2006

Security-Development Nexus: Research Findings and Policy Implications, Security-Development Nexus Program Report

The necessity of linking security and development has become a policy mantra. This is a welcome development after the deliberate bifurcation of development and security policies during the Cold War.  

 
 

 

Meeting Notes - August 13, 2005

Transformation of War Economies: Report of Experts' Seminar

This report summarizes key points discussed at an experts’ seminar held on June 16-18, 2005, in Plymouth, UK, on Transformation of War Economies, as part of an Economic and Social Research Council project (Res. 223250071).

 

 
 

 

Books - July 14, 2005

Profiting from Peace: Managing the Resource Dimensions of Civil War

In contemporary civil wars, combatants' access to lucrative natural resources has been both a means and a motive for armed conflict and thus has often served to counter incentives for peace.

 

 
 

 

Books - June 15, 2004

War Economies in a Regional Context: Challenges of Transformation

Confronting the corrosive influence that war economies typically have on the prospects for peace in war-torn societies, this study critically analyzes current policy responses and offers a thought-provoking foundation for the development of more effective peacebuilding strategies.  

 
 

 

Policy Papers - May 15, 2004

Program on Economic Agendas in Civil Wars: Principle Research Findings and Policy Recommendations

The Program on Economic Agendas in Civil Wars (EACW) was launched in 2000 in response to a convergence of political factors, academic interests, and policy concerns that pointed to the need for conflict prevention and resolution policies to be informed by a systematic understanding of the economic dimensions of contemporary civil wars.  

 
 

 

Policy Papers - March 14, 2004

War Economies in a Regional Context

This policy report distills key findings from research commissioned by the International Peace Institute on the regional dimensions of war economies and the challenges they pose for peacemaking and peacebuilding. Drawing from analytical research as well as case studies of Afghanistan in Central Asia, Sierra Leone in West Africa, and Bosnia and Herzegovina in Southeast Europe, a number of key issues concerning the political economy of regional war economies and lessons for more effective peacebuilding were identified.

 
 

 

Meeting Notes - December 31, 2003

Transforming War Economies: Challenges for Peacemaking and Peacebuilding

From the Executive Summary: Policy analysis has produced important insights on the impact that the predatory and illicit exploitation of natural resources and the pervasive criminalization of economic life can have on conflict dynamics.  

 
 

 

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 - November 15, 2002

Security and Development in Sierra Leone

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

 
 

The Global Observatory

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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.

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