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Policy Papers - November 15, 2003

You, the People: The UN, Transittional Administrations, and Statebuilding

This, the final report of the Transitional Administrations project, surveys the brief history of UN transitional administration, before elaborating on three contradictions that have emerged in the conduct of such operations.  

 
 

 

Meeting Notes - November 14, 2003

Peacemaking in Southern Africa: The Role and Potential of the Southern African Development Community (SADC)

The report summarizes the task force meeting organized to assess the potential of SADC's Organ on Politics, Defence, and Security Cooperation to engage in peacemaking and peacebuilding in the subregion.  

 
 

 

Meeting Notes - October 31, 2003

The UN, Human Rights, and the Struggle against Terrorism

From Conference Report Executive Summary: The United Nations Secretary-General has a unique role to play in reminding states that in combating terrorism they must respect human rights; otherwise, the effort will be self-defeating.  

 
 

 

Meeting Notes - October 15, 2003

The Regionalization of Conflict and Intervention

This report provides a brief analytical summary of the eighth annual IPI New York Seminar held on May 5-9, 2003, in West Point, New York.  

 
 

 

Policy Papers - July 15, 2003

The Future of UN State-Building: Strategic and Operational Challenges and the Legacy of Iraq

Whether by accident or design, the United Nations increasingly finds itself in operations that seek to build or re-build the institutions of a state.  

 
 

 

Meeting Notes - July 14, 2003

2003 Vienna Seminar: Cooperation in Peace Operations

Participants from the political, diplomatic, and military arenas, as well as members of academia and NGOs, met to discuss how cooperation in peace operations conducted by the UN, EU, NATO, and other international actors might be improved in the future.  

 
 

 

Books - June 15, 2003

From Cape to Congo: Southern Africa’s Evolving Security Challenges

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 - May 15, 2003

From Promise to Practice

The International Peace Institute, in collaboration with and thanks to generous support from the Permanent Mission of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, convened a high-level retreat on May 16-17 entitled From Promise to Practice: Revitalizing the General Assembly for the New Millennium.  

 
 

 

Meeting Notes - May 13, 2003

Operationalizing the ECOWAS Mechanism for Conflict Prevention, Management, Resolution, Peacekeeping, and Security

This report summarizes the discussions held at the task force meeting, organized jointly by IPA [now IPI] and the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), which took place in Dakar, Senegal, on August 12-13, 2002.  

 
 

 

Meeting Notes - January 15, 2003

You, the People: Transitional Administration, Statebuilding and the United Nations

Report summarizing the discussions and recommendations at an IPA [now IPI] conference on UN Transitional Administrations (New York, October 18-19, 2002).

 
 

The Global Observatory

The Search for Federal Solutions
The continuing spread of conflicts across the Middle East and Africa demonstrates the inadequacy of the centralized-state system and the growing appeal of federal solutions.

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.