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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 - April 15, 2003

Challenges in Police Reform: Promoting Effectiveness and Accountability

The report is an edited version of a background paper written by Dr. Call for an IPA [now IPI] meeting held in cooperation with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) on September 23, 2002, examining challenges in police reform.  

 
 

 

Meeting Notes - April 13, 2003

A Framework for Lasting Disarmament, Demobilization, and Reintegration of Former Combatants in Crisis Situations

A report summarizing the discussions held at the December 12-13, 2002, workshop held at German House in cooperation with UNDP's Bureau for Crisis Prevention and Recovery.

 
 

 

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).

 
 

 

Policy Papers - September 15, 2002

Tiptoeing Through Afghanistan: The Future of UN Statebuilding, Simon Chesterman

A report from the Transitional Administrations Project, examining UNAMA's involvement in statebuilding activities in Afghanistan.
 

 
 

 

Meeting Notes - September 14, 2002

Policies and Practices for Controlling Resource Flows in Armed Conflict

A conference report summarizing discussions at the Conference on Policies and Practices for Regulating Resource Flows to Armed Conflicts, co-sponsored by the Rockefeller Foundation and held at the Rockefeller Foundation's Bellagio Study and Conference Center, May 20-24, 2002, Bellagio, Italy.

 
 

 

Meeting Notes - June 14, 2002

Lessons Learned: Peacebuilding in Haiti

A report on the January 23-24, 2002, IPA-UNDPA seminar on peacebuilding activities in Haiti.

 
 

 

Books - December 15, 2001

Sierra Leone: Diamonds and the Struggle for Democracy

Sierra Leone's bitter experience with civil war garnered international attention only after the May 1997 coup, though the conflict between the Revolutionary United Front (RUF) and successive governments has raged for at least a decade against the backdrop of more than three decades of progressive state collapse.  

 
 

 

Books - October 19, 2001

Toward Peace in Bosnia: Implementing the Dayton Accords

When the Dayton peace agreement was signed in 1995, there were expectations among the signatories, the Bosnian population, and the international community alike that the pact would not only end conflict among Bosnia's three armies, but also establish a political and social foundation for more robust peace.  

 
 

 

Policy Papers - August 15, 2001

Kosovo in Limbo: Statebuilding and "Substantial Autonomy"

A report from the Transitional Administrations Project, examining statebuilding under the aegis of UNMIK, and considering questions on Kosovo's autonomy.

 
 

The Global Observatory

Caught in the Middle: Civilian Protection in South Sudan
Absent an active effort by the South Sudanese government, the UN Mission will need to adopt a holistic approach to civilian protection.

Key Global Events to Watch in October
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.