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Meeting Notes - February 13, 2014

The Security-Development Nexus in Conflict Prevention and Resolution in Africa: Notes from the Security Council Istanbul Retreat

This meeting note discusses Turkey’s growing role in Africa, and it surveys the many regional efforts to improve security and development on the continent. It summarizes the main points of discussion at the 4th Istanbul Retreat of the UN Security Council, which was held on April 6-7th, 2013 in Istanbul, Turkey.  

 
 

 

Books - December 02, 2009

Security & Development: Searching for Critical Connections

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 - October 13, 2009

Biosecurity: IPI Blue Paper no. 6

Unprecedented progress in biotechnology holds the prospect of historic improvements in the welfare of humankind.
 

 
 

 

Policy Papers - February 14, 2009

West Africa: Governance and Security in a Changing Region

The fourth installment of a five-part series focusing on African subregions, "West Africa: Governance and Security in a Changing Region" examines subregional capacity to respond to the challenges facing West Africa Benin, Burkina Faso, Cape Verde, Cote d'Ivoire, The Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Liberia, Mali, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone, and Togo.

 
 

 

Policy Papers - December 08, 2008

Latest IPI Blue Paper Published

Human security challenges are inextricably linked to existing threats to international security. Climate-induced disasters could lead to massive migrations, heightening intraregional tensions.  

 
 

 

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

Greater Than the Sum of Its Parts

Promoting security, good governance and recovery in weak, failing and war-torn countries requires integrated approaches.  

 
 

 

Policy Papers - July 13, 2007

Global Public Health and Biosecurity: Managing Twenty-First Century Risks

The links between health and political stability were recognized by the United Nations High Level Panel on Threats, Challenges and Change, which named the overwhelming disease burden in developing countries in the context of dysfunctional public health systems one of the six major threats to global security (High-Level Panel on Threats, Challenges and Change 2004).  

 
 

 

Policy Papers - June 14, 2007

Poverty and Conflict: The Inequality Link

The focus of this paper is on conflicts within states.  

 
 

The Global Observatory

Defying Spain, Catalans Vote for Independence, But What’s Next?
The unofficial Catalan referendum has raised several questions about Catalonia’s future and its relationship with Madrid.

Key Global Events to Watch in November
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.