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Books - July 13, 2004
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
Books - May 13, 2004
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
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.
Meeting Notes - December 31, 2003
From the Executive Summary: Policy analysis has produced important insights on the impact that the predatory and illicit exploitation of natural resources and the pervasive criminalization of economic life can have on conflict dynamics.
Books - June 15, 2003
From the ongoing war in Angola, to sporadic instability in Zimbabwe and Lesotho, to the conflict in the Congo, to issues of land reform and the ravages of AIDS, Southern Africa faces varied and complex threats to its peace and security.
Meeting Notes - April 13, 2003
Meeting Notes - November 15, 2002
Meeting Notes - October 14, 2002
Background Paper for the Conference on Policies and Practices for Regulating Resource Flows to Armed Conflicts, co-sponsored by the Rockefeller Foundation and held at the Rockefeller Foundation's Bellagio Study and Conference Center, May 20 to 24, 2002, Bellagio, Italy.
Meeting Notes - September 14, 2002
A conference report summarizing discussions at the Conference on Policies and Practices for Regulating Resource Flows to Armed Conflicts, co-sponsored by the Rockefeller Foundation and held at the Rockefeller Foundation's Bellagio Study and Conference Center, May 20-24, 2002, Bellagio, Italy.
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.
September 25, 2014
IPI Remembers Margaret Vogt