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Meeting Notes - April 14, 2008

Peace Operations and Organized Crime

Drawn from a seminar jointly convened by the International Peace Institute and the Geneva Centre for Security Policy, this paper explores the relationship between organized crime and international peace operations al hitherto largely neglected area of both scholarly and practitioner-led discourse.  

 
 

 

Policy Papers - April 13, 2008

Taking Stock, Looking Forward: A Strategic Review of the Peacebuilding Commission

Drawing on interviews with senior officials of Peacebuilding Commission member countries, as well as UN, government, and civil society stakeholders in New York, Burundi, and Sierra Leone, this report assesses whether the Peacebuilding Commission is on the right track and makes recommendations to further consolidate its emerging role and enhance its impact.  

 
 

 

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.

 
 

 

Books - January 14, 2008

Civil War and the Rule of Law: Security, Development, Human Rights

How do rule of law programs contribute to conflict management? What strategies best address the challenges to securing the rule of law in fragile countries?  

 
 

 

Books - July 14, 2007

Iraq: Preventing a New Generation of Conflict

This book seeks to move the debate on Iraq toward a consideration of how Iraqis, with the help of the international community, can build an inclusive and enduring social contract amongst themselves.  

 
 

 

Meeting Notes - June 02, 2007

2007 Vienna Seminar: The Middle East

Under the theme "The Middle East: Fragility, Crisis, and New Challenges for Peace Operations," participants drawn from the policymaking community, academia, military staff, and the diplomatic community in Vienna explored the various facets and evolving nature of third-party engagement in the Middle East.  

 
 

 

Policy Papers - March 14, 2007

Peacemaking and Mediation: Dynamics of a Changing Field

From the Introduction: There is no question that today’s environment features elements of both continuity and change for peacemakers.  

 
 

 

Policy Papers - March 14, 2007

Global Political Violence: Explaining the Post-Cold War Decline

This paper reviews global trends in political violence since the end of World War II, focusing in particular on the decline in conflict numbers that followed the end of the Cold War.  

 
 

 

Meeting Notes - March 14, 2007

L 'UA au Soudan: Enseignements pour la Force Africaine en Attente

Ce rapport est le fruit de discussions qui se sont tenues entre une cinquantaine d’officiers de police et militaires africains, des représentants des pays partenaires et des organismes internationaux et humanitaires à Accra, au Ghana, du 10 au 12 Octobre 2006  

 
 

 

Policy Papers - March 12, 2007

Ending Wars and Building Peace

Growing recognition of the possibility of success, as well as of the cost of failure, has spurred a range of efforts to reform the practice of international peacebuilding, including the creation in 2005 of a new UN Peacebuilding Commission and its related mechanisms, a Secretariat Peacebuilding Support Office and a Peacebuilding Fund.  

 
 

The Global Observatory

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The Global Observatory, produced by IPI, provides timely analysis on peace and security issues, interviews with leading policymakers, interactive maps, and more.