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Meeting Notes - February 10, 2011
The need for skilled military and police contributions to peace operations is an ever-present concern, and the demands that peace operations place on contributing countries have become increasingly complex.
Meeting Notes - February 01, 2011
The UN Security Council has primary responsibility for the maintenance of international peace and security, and mandates the deployment of the approximately 100,000 blue helmets engaged in peace operations. But this approach has its limitations when it comes to crime control.
Meeting Notes - September 20, 2010
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 - September 15, 2010
In December 2010, Kazakhstan will host fifty-six countries for the first summit of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) since 1999. This issue brief looks at what it will take to “reach the summit” at Astana; examines the main issues at stake; and considers the relevance and future direction of the OSCE.
Policy Papers - July 02, 2010
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
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.
Meeting Notes - January 20, 2010
Books - December 02, 2009
Although policymakers and practitioners alike have enthusiastically embraced the idea that security and development are interdependent, the precise nature and implications of the dynamic interplay between the two phenomena have been far from clear.
Policy Papers - November 25, 2009
Policy Papers - November 19, 2009
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.
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