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Meeting Notes - September 14, 2004

Asian Approaches to Peace and Security and the Role of the United Nations

This report is a synthesis of the discussions that arose out of a conference jointly held by the International Peace Institute and the Lowy Institute for International Policy.  

 
 

 

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.

 

 
 

 

Books - June 15, 2003

China and India: Cooperation or Conflict?

A project of the International Peace Academy and the Monterey Institute of International Studies. What is the reality of the increasingly important security relationship between China and India?  

 
 

 

Books - June 15, 2003

The Chittagong Hill Tracts, Bangladesh: On the Difficult Road to Peace

Ending a two-decade-long armed insurgency, the Chittagong Hill Tracts (CHT) Peace Accord was signed in December 1997 by the government of Bangladesh and the PCJSS, the political representative of the Hill people.  

 
 

 

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 - July 13, 2002

2002 Vienna Seminar: Central Asia's First Decade of Independence

The seminar examined how successfully the states of Central Asia have managed the challenges of peace and security, economic development, and governance in the first decade of their independence. The seminar also explored the prospect of enhancing cooperation both at the intra- and inter-regional level with the objective of strengthening the institutions entrusted with the task of tackling the critical issues confronting the countries in the Central Asian space.

 
 

 

Books - August 15, 2001

Self-Determination in East Timor: The United Nations, the Ballot, and International Intervention

This unique inside account traces events in East Timor from the negotiations that led to the May 1999 agreements among Indonesia, Portugal, and the United Nations to the mandating of international intervention to check the violence that wracked the country following the elections.  

 
 

 

Meeting Notes - July 13, 2001

2001 Vienna Seminar: Promoting Institutional Responses

Drawing on case studies of the most relevant peace and security issues in the Caucasus, the occasion enabled participants to scrutinize the international and regional security organizations interaction and to draw lessons learned for the future; the experience of the UN and the OSCE in managing the challenges of the Caucasus; and the institutional approaches for strengthening security cooperation in the region.

 
 

 

Books - December 15, 1995

UN Peacekeeping in Cambodia: UNTAC’s Civil Mandate

This study explores the record of the UN's experience in Cambodia as it attempts to create a neutral political environment that would lead ultimately to democratic elections.  

 
 

The Global Observatory

Is a Ceasefire in the Gaza Strip Feasible?
The ceasefire proposed by UNSG Ban Ki-moon and US Secretary of State John Kerry to put an end to the violence in Gaza may be the best offer on the table, although important lessons from the past need to be heeded.

Key Global Events to Watch in July
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.