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Meeting Notes - April 19, 2013

Strengthening the UN Peacebuilding Commission

This meeting note summarizes the ideas and suggestions that arose during a roundtable workshop held on February 27th, 2013.  

 
 

 

Books - August 27, 2012

And Africa Will Shine Forth: A Statesman’s Memoir

This updated and translated version of a memoir by the now-former Chairman of the African Union Commission Jean Ping provides reflections upon the history of Africa since independence and a strong critique of the West’s relations with African countries, along with many rich anecdotes culled from Mr. Ping’s long diplomatic career.  

 
 

 

Policy Papers - May 26, 2011

IPI Report: The Security Sector in Côte d’Ivoire

A new IPI report identifies the security sector in Côte d’Ivoire as a root of a decade of crises there and discusses how comprehensive security-sector reform is a key to preventing a return to armed conflict in the future.  

 
 

 

Meeting Notes - May 23, 2011

The Future of South Sudan

While this is an exciting period for the people of South Sudan, the future presents them (and their neighbors in the North) with many difficult challenges. The status of Abyei and postreferendum issues between North and South—such as citizenship, oil sharing, border demarcation, currency, and debts, among others—are yet to be resolved.  

 
 

 

Meeting Notes - April 15, 2011

Refugees and the Dynamics of Peacebuilding

The mass arrival and prolonged presence of refugees in neighboring countries can have a negative impact on peace. Yet the issue of refugees has entered very little into contemporary discussions of peacebuilding.  

 
 

 

Meeting Notes - September 20, 2010

Security Council Istanbul Retreat: At the Crossroads of Peacemaking, Peacekeeping, and Peacebuilding

This meeting note draws on the discussions held during the informal retreat of the UN Security Council in Istanbul, Turkey on June 25-26, 2010. The retreat was co-organized by the government of Turkey and the International Peace Institute. 

 
 

 

Policy Papers - November 19, 2009

Issue Brief: Perspectives on the Peacebuilding Commission and Mutual Accountability

Mutual accountability has become one of the central principles that underpins the Peacebuilding Commission’s work. But, the Peacebuilding Commission (PBC) has so far not fulfilled the full promise of this principle: to serve as a forum where national and international actors can hold each other to their commitments.  

 
 

 

Policy Papers - July 15, 2009

Peacebuilding: IPI Blue Paper no. 10

Peacebuilding involves implementing a range of reconstruction and reform efforts in some of the most fragile, fluid, and unpredictable environments.  

 
 

 

Policy Papers - May 05, 2009

Peace Operations: IPI Blue Paper no. 9

This Blue Paper on Peace Operations lays out recommendations on the need to (1) hold a ministerial-level meeting on peacekeeping; (2) forge a consensus among member states on entry, exit, and long-term planning; (3) break political stalemates in stagnant peace operations  

 
 

 

Policy Papers - September 30, 2008

Eastern Africa: Security and the Legacy of Fragility

The first of a five-part paper series focusing on African subregions, Eastern Africa: Security and the Legacy of Fragility, examines subregional capacity to respond to the multiple challenges facing Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia, Sudan, Tanzania, and Uganda.

Translation in Arabic

 
 

The Global Observatory

Political Deadlock and Impunity Fuel Central African Republic Killings
Peacekeeping efforts in CAR are unlikely to succeed if the months of rampant impunity and political deadlock aren't properly addressed.

Key Global Events to Watch in October
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.