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Policy Papers - October 13, 2007

The UN Security Council's Counterterrorism Program: What Lies Ahead?

After an overview of the Council’s counterterrorism initiatives since September 2001, this report provides an analysis of the Security Council’s counterterrorism program and recommendations for its improvement, with a focus on the Counter-Terrorism Committee and its Counter-Terrorism Executive Directorate.  

 
 

 

Meeting Notes - April 08, 2007

Security Council Counter-Terrorism Review Project

On April 9, 2007, the International Peace Institute and the Center on Global Counterterrorism Cooperation (CGCTC) convened the first of two expert workshops in New York aimed at providing independent, comprehensive assessments of the United Nations Security Council's overall counterterrorism contributions since 2001.  

 
 

 

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 - July 13, 2004

The UN Security Council: From the Cold War to the 21st Century

Encyclopedic in scope and authoritative in analysis. Everyone who cares about the future role of the United Nations and the international rule of law will want to read this book. -- John G. Ruggie, Harvard University

 

 
 

 

Books - June 15, 2001

Just War or Just Peace? Humanitarian Intervention and International Law

This book critically examines the right of humanitarian intervention, asserted most spectacularly by NATO during its 1999 air strikes over Kosovo.  

 
 

 

Books - November 05, 1998

Decision-Making in the UN Security Council: The Case of Haiti

This unique and intriguing study examines how and why the UN Security Council took its decisions on Haiti, including authorization in July 1994 of the use of force by a US-led multinational coalition against the de facto regime.  

 
 

 

Books - March 15, 1994

Aftermath of the Gulf War: An Assessment of UN Action

Security Council Resolution 687, the Gulf War "cease-fire resolution" is in many respects a milestone with regard to the UN's evolving role in the maintenance of international peace and security.  

 
 

 

Books - June 15, 1989

The Future of Peacekeeping

Peacekeeping may not always lead to a negotiated sttlement of disputes, but it does succeed in halting the figthting, which provides valuable time for negotiations to resume.   

 
 

The Global Observatory

Oil Rich but Lacking Institutions, Libya Struggles to Build a State: Q&A with Dr. Younes Abouyoub
With violence on the rise, Libya's road to democracy and statehood needs stronger institutions, better political dialogue, and a stronger UN mandate.

Key Global Events to Watch in August
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.