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Books - May 13, 2013

Enabling Peace in Guatemala: The Story of MINUGUA

This book chronicles the critical role played by the United Nations in the immediate aftermath of the Guatemalan civil war, which ended in 1996 after more than thirty years of fighting and more than 200,000 lives lost.  

 
 

 

Policy Papers - May 08, 2013

IPI Research: UN Peacekeeping Struggles With Gaps in Force Generation

This report analyzes the limitation of the UN system for generating contributions of personnel and equipment for peace operations, otherwise known as force generation.  

 
 

 

Policy Papers - April 25, 2013

New Technology and the Prevention of Violence and Conflict

In an era of unprecedented interconnectivity, this report explores the ways in which new technologies can assist international actors, governments, and civil society organizations to more effectively prevent violence and conflict. 

 
 

 

Policy Papers - April 23, 2013

Peace Ops, the African Union, and the UN: Toward More Effective Partnerships

This paper analyzes the recent history of relations between the UN Security Council and the Peace and Security Council of the African Union (AU) with respect to peace operations. 

 
 

 

Meeting Notes - April 19, 2013

Strengthening the UN Peacebuilding Commission

This meeting note summarizes the ideas and suggestions that arose during a roundtable workshop held on February 27th, 2013.  

 
 

 

Policy Papers - April 08, 2013

Taking Stock, Moving Forward: Report on the 2012 Elections to the UN Security Council

On April 8, 2013 in Helsinki, IPI President Terje Rød-Larsen presented to Finland's Foreign Minister Erkki Tuomioja a survey of the 2012 elections to the UN Security Council.  

 
 

 

Policy Papers - March 29, 2013

Regionalism and Regionalization in the Middle East: Options and Challenges

Today’s changing political environment, fostered by the 2011 uprisings, provides unprecedented opportunities for opening new dimensions of regional cooperation in the Middle East.  

 
 

 

Meeting Notes - March 18, 2013

Natural Disasters, Not Conflict, Create Majority of Displacement

Over the past few years, the number of people displaced as a result of natural disasters has far exceeded those displaced by conflict. Why is this happening? What are the consequences? And what can be done about it?  

 
 

 

Policy Papers - March 08, 2013

North Korea and UN Security Council: New Study Shows Predictable Cycle

North Korea’s underground nuclear test on February 12, 2013, was the latest in a series of provocations that form part of a slow-motion proliferation strategy. As the UN Security Council responded with sanctions in early March, the world body again contributed to a pattern of action, reaction, trust, and mistrust with the recalcitrant state. 

 
 

 

Meeting Notes - March 06, 2013

The Relationship Between the ICC and the Security Council: Challenges and Opportunities

This meeting note summarizes the discussions held at a roundtable event on November 8, 2012 where ICC Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda was the keynote speaker.  

 
 

The Global Observatory

Mali's Elusive Peace
As Islamist militants seize more territory and carry out attacks, the UN peacekeeping mission in Mali will need more support to provide the needed security.

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.