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Policy Papers - April 01, 2014

IPI Publishes Manual for Implementing UN Sanctions

As sanctions imposed by the United Nations Security Council have become increasingly sophisticated and targeted, they have also become more and more difficult to implement effectively. Currently there are fourteen active UN sanctions regimes. Among them are the sanctions regimes on Iran and North Korea. 

 
 

 

Policy Papers - March 08, 2013

North Korea and UN Security Council: New Study Shows Predictable Cycle

North Korea’s underground nuclear test on February 12, 2013, was the latest in a series of provocations that form part of a slow-motion proliferation strategy. As the UN Security Council responded with sanctions in early March, the world body again contributed to a pattern of action, reaction, trust, and mistrust with the recalcitrant state. 

 
 

 

Books - October 13, 2006

The Iraq Crisis and World Order: Structural, Institutional and Normative Challenges

The Iraq war was a multiple assault on the foundations and rules of the existing UN-centered world order. 

 
 

 

Books - August 14, 2006

The International Struggle Over Iraq: Politics in the UN Security Council, 1980-2005

Drawing on unparalleled access to UN insiders, this book is essential to understanding the various roles played by the world's central peace-making forum in one of the most persistent crises in international affairs. 

 
 

 

Meeting Notes - February 14, 2005

Managing Nuclear Threats after Iraq

The workshop addressed nonproliferation policies and trends in Iraq.  

 
 

 

Books - June 15, 2002

Sanctions and the Search for Security: Challenges to UN Action

Following on the publication of The Sanctions Decade – lauded as the definitive history and accounting of UN sanctions in the 1990s – David Cortright and George Lopez continue their collaboration to examine the changing context and meaning of sanctions and of the kinds of dilemmas that the Security Council now faces.  

 
 

 

Meeting Notes - June 13, 2002

The Politics of Sanctions

This report draws upon insights shared at two meetings on sanctions convened by the International Peace Academy [now International Peace Institute] in Paris in November 2001 and London in March 2002.  

 
 

 

Books - June 15, 2000

The Sanctions Decade: Assessing UN Strategies in the 1990s

This book, based on more than two hundred interviews with officials from the UN and sanctioned countries, and other involved actors, provides the first comprehensive assessment of the effectiveness of UN sanctions during the 1990s.

 

 
 

The Global Observatory

With Heartland Threatened, Lebanon’s Shiites See Hezbollah as “Protector of the Community”: Q&A with Sahar Atrache
Despite its heavy involvement in the Syrian war, the Lebanese militant group Hezbollah still retains strong support among Lebanon's Shiites, says Sahar Atrache of the ICG.

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.