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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.  

 
 

 

Meeting Notes - May 14, 2004

Strengthening the Security-Development Nexus: Assessing International Policy and Practice Since the 1990s

From the Executive Summary: Intrastate conflicts have become a major international concern in the last decade.  

 
 

 

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.

 
 

 

Policy Papers - January 14, 2004

Peacebuilding as the Link Between Peace and Security: Is the Window of Opportunity Closing?

Since the end of the Cold War, it has become commonplace to assert that peace and development are intimately linked and that the United Nations and other international actors need to address these twin goals through concerted and integrated policies and programs.  

 
 

 

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 - 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.  

 
 

 

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.  

 
 

 

Meeting Notes - October 15, 2003

The Regionalization of Conflict and Intervention

This report provides a brief analytical summary of the eighth annual IPI New York Seminar held on May 5-9, 2003, in West Point, New York.  

 
 

 

Meeting Notes - July 14, 2003

2003 Vienna Seminar: Cooperation in Peace Operations

Participants from the political, diplomatic, and military arenas, as well as members of academia and NGOs, met to discuss how cooperation in peace operations conducted by the UN, EU, NATO, and other international actors might be improved in the future.  

 
 

 

Books - June 15, 2003

Ending Civil Wars: The Success and Failure of Negotiated Settlements in Civil War

Based on the study of every internationally negotiated civil war settlement between 1980 and 1998, this volume presents the most comprehensive effort to date to evaluate the role of international actors in peace implementation.

 

 
 

The Global Observatory

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.