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Policy Papers - February 16, 2012

Security-Sector Reform: Nine Ways to Move from Policy to Implementation

Security sector reform (SSR) remains a relatively new and evolving concept, one that brings together practitioners and academics from many different backgrounds. The application of SSR differs from one context to the other, each with its own complications.  

 
 

 

Policy Papers - November 23, 2011

What Army for Haiti?

President Michel Martelly of Haiti was widely expected to announce the creation of a new Haitian army on November 18, 2011. Instead, the newly-elected president called for the creation of a civilian-led commission that will have forty days to finalize a plan for the army, which was disbanded in 1995.  

 
 

 

Comment & Analysis - January 04, 2010

IPI Fellow Reports on His Kenya Police Task Force Experience

The post-election violence and destruction during January 2008 came as a shock to many within Kenya and abroad.  

 
 

 

Panel Discussions - September 15, 2008

Experts Discuss New Book on Building States to Build Peace

IPI recently held a panel discussion to launch its new volume, Building States to Build Peace, edited by Charles T. Call with Vanessa Wyeth. 

 
 

 

Books - July 13, 2008

Building States to Build Peace

How can legitimate and sustainable states best be established in the aftermath of civil wars? What role should international actors play in supporting these vital processes? Addressing these questions, this IPI volume explores the core challenges involved in institutionalizing postconflict states. 

 
 

 

Books - January 14, 2008

Civil War and the Rule of Law: Security, Development, Human Rights

How do rule of law programs contribute to conflict management? What strategies best address the challenges to securing the rule of law in fragile countries?  

 
 

 

Books - October 11, 2007

Managing Insecurity: Field Experiences of Security Sector Reform

Effective peacebuilding in the aftermath of civil war usually requires the drastic reform of security institutions, a process frequently known as security sector reform.  

 
 

 

Panel Discussions - July 12, 2007

Greater than the Sum of Its Parts? Assessing "Whole of Government" Approaches to Fragile States

The International Peace Institute launched its most recent book, Greater than the Sum of Its Parts? Assessing "Whole of Government" Approaches to Fragile States, by Stewart Patrick and Kaysie Brown. 

 
 

 

Policy Papers - February 14, 2006

Security-Development Nexus: Research Findings and Policy Implications, Security-Development Nexus Program Report

The necessity of linking security and development has become a policy mantra. This is a welcome development after the deliberate bifurcation of development and security policies during the Cold War.  

 
 

 

Policy Papers - October 15, 2005

In Good Company? The Role of Business in Security Sector Reform

From the summary report: Security sector reform (SSR) has emerged in recent years as a way of tackling security and development issues in conflict-torn and conflict-prone states.  

 
 

The Global Observatory

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The unofficial Catalan referendum has raised several questions about Catalonia’s future and its relationship with Madrid.

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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.