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Policy Papers - July 16, 2012

Implementing the ''New Deal'' for Fragile States

This issue brief outlines the development of the New Deal for Engagement in Fragile States, explores the challenges and dilemmas the agreement raises, and examines prospects for its implementation, with a particular focus on the role of the United Nations. 

 
 

 

Speaker Events - July 16, 2012

Landgren: Next 3 Years Could Determine Burundi’s Future

“Burundi has the opportunity to be an extraordinary success, and whether it is or not may be determined in the next three years,” said Karin Landgren, the outgoing Special Representative of the Secretary-General (SRSG) for Burundi, during an IPI event on July 16, 2012. 

 
 

 

Panel Discussions - June 26, 2012

Muller: Rule of Law Built Bit by Bit, No "Big Bang"

“In the rule of law, there is no "big bang"… rule of law very much is something bit by bit, you learn bit by bit, and that is how it develops,” Sam Muller, Director of the Hague Institute for the Internationalisation of Law (HiiL), told an IPI lunchtime policy forum on June 26, 2012. The forum focused on a report released that day, Innovations in the Rule of Law, prepared by HiiL and the World Justice Project (WJP) which highlights the significant progress made in the area of rule of law over the past five to ten years. 

 
 

 

Panel Discussions - June 18, 2012

Citizenship in Africa: Preventing Conflict, Building Nations

On June 18, 2012, IPI hosted an event on “Citizenship in Africa: Preventing Conflict, Building Nations” which sought to examine the challenges citizenship-related discrimination pose to stability and sustainable peace in the region. 

 
 

 

Meeting Notes - June 04, 2012

Elections and Stability in West Africa

A large number of elections have been conducted in West African countries in recent years, and these elections provide insights into some of the strengths and weaknesses of the electoral process. 

 
 

 

Speaker Events - May 17, 2012

Ocampo: Consensus Biggest Issue Facing International Criminal Court

“The real issue is consensus,” Luis Moreno-Ocampo, outgoing chief prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC), told an IPI audience on May 17th. He was speaking about challenges the ICC will face in the next decade.  

 
 

 

Speaker Events - May 10, 2012

Arbour: What the Rule of Law Means

“In my understanding of the rule of law, fundamentally, what the rule of law means is that it embraces the principle of equality before the law,” Louise Arbour, president of the International Crisis Group (ICG), told an IPI audience on May 10, 2012. Ms. Arbour outlined that this means that no one is above the law and everyone has both equal protection and equal benefit of the law.  

 
 

 

Policy Papers - April 19, 2012

New Report: Aid Effectiveness in Fragile States

The policy report draws lessons-learned for the UN and others from the first generation of transition compacts in support of postconflict peacebuilding, focusing on case studies from Afghanistan, the DRC, Iraq, Liberia, and Timor-Leste. 

 
 

 

Panel Discussions - April 18, 2012

Pires: In Fragile States, War Costs More Than Development

“It is a simple equation,” Emilia Pires, Minister of Finance of Timor Leste, said. “War costs more than development. When I began as Minister of Finance, even I was staggered by how citizen-state contracts could help solidify security, help rebuild lives, and put the state on a path to stability.” 

 
 

 

Conferences - April 12, 2012

2012 New York Seminar: Managing Transitions in the Arab World

This year's New York Seminar examined the recent political transitions that have taken place across the Middle East and North Africa, with special attention given to Egypt, Libya, Tunisia, Yemen, and Syria.  

 
 

The Global Observatory

Firing Blanks: The Growing Irrelevance of the UN Small Arms Process
UN momentum toward stopping illicit arms trade seems to have slowed, but national gun control laws hint at the possibility of a successful bottom-up approach.

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.