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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.  

 
 

 

Books - July 13, 2004

Western Sahara: Anatomy of a Stalemate

The long-running conflict over the sovereignty of Western Sahara has involved all the states of northwest Africa and many beyond since Spain ceded the territory to Morocco and Mauritania in 1976. Erik Jensen traces the evolution of the conflict from its colonial roots to its present manifestation as a political stalemate.

 

 
 

 

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.  

 
 

 

Books - May 13, 2004

West Africa's Security Challenges: Building Peace in a Troubled Region

The authors provide a context for understanding the region's security dilemmas, highlighting the link between failures of economic development, governance, and democratization on the one hand, and military insecurity and violent conflicts on the other.

 

 
 

 

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.

 
 

The Global Observatory

Is a Ceasefire in the Gaza Strip Feasible?
The ceasefire proposed by UNSG Ban Ki-moon and US Secretary of State John Kerry to put an end to the violence in Gaza may be the best offer on the table, although important lessons from the past need to be heeded.

Key Global Events to Watch in July
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.