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Policy Papers - October 13, 2005

Taking the International Rule of Law Seriously

In recent years, the Security Council has adopted an increasing number of economic reconstruction measures aimed at contributing to the restoration of peace in war-torn territories.  

 
 

 

Policy Papers - August 14, 2005

Rule of Law Programs in Peace Operations

The International Peace Institute held a conference on 29 October 2004 on Rule of Law Programs in Peace Operations: Toward a Conflict-Sensitive Perspective.  

 
 

 

Books - July 15, 2005

You, the People: The United Nations, Transitional Administration, and State-Building

The governance of post-conflict territories embodies a central contradiction: how does one help a population prepare for democratic governance and the rule of law by imposing a form of benevolent autocracy?  

 
 

 

Policy Papers - April 15, 2005

Police Reform in Post Conflict Societies

The rising number of organizations carrying out police reform evidences the increasing importance attached to it. The United Nations (UN) is joined in police reform efforts by bilateral donors, a large and diverse number of international organizations, nongovernmental organizations and, increasingly, the private sector.  

 
 

 

Meeting Notes - September 14, 2004

Police Reform Through Community-Based Policing

Police reform is being increasingly recognized as a fundamental element of conflict management.  

 
 

 

Policy Papers - July 15, 2004

Making States Work: From State Failure to State-Building

It is frequently assumed that the collapse of state structures, whether through defeat by an external power or as a result of internal chaos, leads to a vacuum of political power. This is rarely the case. 

 
 

 

Books - January 14, 2004

Nation-Building Unraveled: Aid, Peace and Justice in Afghanistan

Using Afghanistan as a pivot, this book illustrates how emerging international ordering practices affect the role and policy of international actors such as United Nations agencies and international NGOs, their interaction with national authorities and local communities, and their ability to generate just and social outcomes.

 

 
 

 

Meeting Notes - January 01, 2004

Building Peace in Eastern Africa

In collaboration with the Faculty of Social Sciences of Makerere University (Uganda) and the Africa Peace Forum (Kenya), the International Peace Academy [now International Peace Institute] hosted a seminar in Entebbe, Uganda, from December 16 to 18, 2002, to assess the challenges and opportunities for building peace in Eastern Africa.  

 
 

 

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.  

 
 

 

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.  

 
 

The Global Observatory

Year in Review: Top 10 Peace and Security Reads
The International Peace Institute and its Global Observatory offered research and analysis on a range of topics in peace and security in 2014.

Key Global Events to Watch in December
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.