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Books - December 15, 2001

Sierra Leone: Diamonds and the Struggle for Democracy

Sierra Leone's bitter experience with civil war garnered international attention only after the May 1997 coup, though the conflict between the Revolutionary United Front (RUF) and successive governments has raged for at least a decade against the backdrop of more than three decades of progressive state collapse.  

 
 

 

Meeting Notes - December 13, 2001

Managing Security Challenges in Post-Conflict Peacebuilding

The Second Working Group on ‘Managing Security Challenges in Post-Conflict Peacebuilding’, part of the International Peace Academy’s multi-year research project UN, NATO and Regional Actors in the 21st Century: Partners in Peace?, met in Ottawa on 21-23 June 2001. 

 
 

 

Books - October 19, 2001

Toward Peace in Bosnia: Implementing the Dayton Accords

When the Dayton peace agreement was signed in 1995, there were expectations among the signatories, the Bosnian population, and the international community alike that the pact would not only end conflict among Bosnia's three armies, but also establish a political and social foundation for more robust peace.  

 
 

 

Meeting Notes - October 14, 2001

Regional Approaches to Conflict Management in Africa

This report presents a summary of the presentations and discussions during a meeting of the UN Security Council, members of the UN Secretariat, and a select group of experts on conflict management efforts in Africa held on August 8, 2001.  

 
 

 

Meeting Notes - October 13, 2001

Towards Comprehensive Peacebuilding

Based on IPA [now IPI] 2001 New York Seminar, May 7-10, 2001.

 
 

 

Books - August 15, 2001

Self-Determination in East Timor: The United Nations, the Ballot, and International Intervention

This unique inside account traces events in East Timor from the negotiations that led to the May 1999 agreements among Indonesia, Portugal, and the United Nations to the mandating of international intervention to check the violence that wracked the country following the elections.  

 
 

 

Policy Papers - August 15, 2001

Kosovo in Limbo: Statebuilding and "Substantial Autonomy"

A report from the Transitional Administrations Project, examining statebuilding under the aegis of UNMIK, and considering questions on Kosovo's autonomy.

 
 

 

Meeting Notes - July 14, 2001

Southern Africa's Evolving Security Architecture: Problems and Prospects

A report based on IPA/Africa Renaissance Institute/Southern African Regional Institute for Policy Studies/Department of International Relations, University of the Witwatersrand Seminar on Southern Africa's Evolving Security Architecture: Problems and Prospects, in Gaborone, Botswana between December 11 and 13, 2000. 

 
 

 

Books - June 15, 2001

Civilians in War

A project of the International Peace Academy, 2001. In World War I, only 5% of all casualties were civilian; in World War II that number was 50%; and in conflicts in the 1990s, civilians accounted for up to 90% of those killed.  

 
 

 

Policy Papers - June 14, 2001

Implementing Peace Agreements in Civil Wars: Lessons and Recommendations for Policymakers

Between late 1997 and early 2000, Stanford University's Center for International Cooperation (CISAC) and the International Peace Institute conducted research to better understand the determinants of successful peace implementation.  

 
 

The Global Observatory

Year in Review: Top 10 Peace and Security Reads
The International Peace Institute and its Global Observatory offered research and analysis on a range of topics in peace and security in 2014.

Key Global Events to Watch in December
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.