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Policy Papers - June 13, 2007

Population Trends: Humanity in Transition

The rapid growth of population is perhaps the major demographic force challenging human well-being, development, the environment, and international relations and security.

 

 
 

 

Policy Papers - May 14, 2007

Energy Security: Investment or Insecurity

The world is facing twin energy-related threats: that of not having adequate and secure supplies of energy at affordable prices and that of environmental harm caused by consuming too much of it.  

 
 

 

Policy Papers - May 14, 2007

Climate Change and Conflict: The Migration Link

From the Introduction: In this paper, we review the current state of knowledge regarding climate change and violent conflict, paying special attention to the influential Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) reports.  

 
 

 

Books - April 11, 2007

Security and Development in the Pacific Islands: Social Resilience in Emerging States

Reflecting a growing awareness of the need to integrate security and development agendas in the field of conflict management, the authors of this original volume focus on the case of the Pacific Islands.  

 
 

 

Policy Papers - February 14, 2007

Africa: Confronting Complex Threats

From the Introduction: Africa is grappling with several difficult security challenges. These difficulties result not only from the magnitude of these challenges, but also from the lack of capacity of African states and organizations to respond quickly and effectively to them.

 

 
 

 

Policy Papers - September 15, 2006

Development and Security in the Pacific Island Region

Pacific Island states face serious challenges and dilemmas, as a series of crises in the region indicate. Across the region, countries struggle with significant problems of state capacity, including poor leadership, poor governance and weak links between state institutions and community life and values.  

 
 

 

Policy Papers - February 14, 2006

Security-Development Nexus: Research Findings and Policy Implications, Security-Development Nexus Program Report

The necessity of linking security and development has become a policy mantra. This is a welcome development after the deliberate bifurcation of development and security policies during the Cold War.  

 
 

 

Books - July 14, 2005

East Africa and the Horn: Confronting Challenges to Good Governance

Both the obstacles to governance and the opportunities for democratization confronted in East Africa-with its geostrategic importance, porous borders, governments heavily dependent on foreign aid, and some of Africa's longest-running conflicts-provide valuable insights into how good governance policies can be implemented effectively throughout the developing world.  

 
 

 

Meeting Notes - April 11, 2005

Global Public Health and Biological Security: Complementary Approaches

This note summarizes the key points discussed at a meeting held on March 3, 2005, on the recommendations of the Secretary-General's High-level Panel on Threats, Challenges, and Change in relation to biological security and public health.  

 
 

 

Meeting Notes - October 14, 2004

The Security-Development Nexus: Conflict, Peace and Security in the 21st Century

Most contemporary wars are intrastate conflicts, which often have far-reaching regional as well as international dimensions and ramifications.  

 
 

The Global Observatory

Key Global Events to Watch in September
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.