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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.  

 
 

 

Meeting Notes - December 13, 2001

Managing Security Challenges in Post-Conflict Peacebuilding

The Second Working Group on ‘Managing Security Challenges in Post-Conflict Peacebuilding’, part of the International Peace Academy’s multi-year research project UN, NATO and Regional Actors in the 21st Century: Partners in Peace?, met in Ottawa on 21-23 June 2001. 

 
 

 

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.  

 
 

 

Meeting Notes - October 14, 2001

Regional Approaches to Conflict Management in Africa

This report presents a summary of the presentations and discussions during a meeting of the UN Security Council, members of the UN Secretariat, and a select group of experts on conflict management efforts in Africa held on August 8, 2001.  

 
 

 

Meeting Notes - October 13, 2001

Towards Comprehensive Peacebuilding

Based on IPA [now IPI] 2001 New York Seminar, May 7-10, 2001.

 
 

 

Meeting Notes - September 13, 2001

Private Sector Actors in Zones of Conflict: Research Challenges and Policy Responses

A report based on an expert workshop held on April 19, 2001, and co-sponsored by the Fafo Institute for Applied Social Science Programme for International Cooperation and Conflict Resolution (PICCR) and the International Peace Academy [now International Peace Institute] Program on Economic Agendas in Civil Wars.

 
 

 

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.  

 
 

 

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.

 
 

 

Meeting Notes - July 14, 2001

Southern Africa's Evolving Security Architecture: Problems and Prospects

A report based on IPA/Africa Renaissance Institute/Southern African Regional Institute for Policy Studies/Department of International Relations, University of the Witwatersrand Seminar on Southern Africa's Evolving Security Architecture: Problems and Prospects, in Gaborone, Botswana between December 11 and 13, 2000. 

 
 

 

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.

 
 

The Global Observatory

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The Global Observatory, produced by IPI, provides timely analysis on peace and security issues, interviews with leading policymakers, interactive maps, and more.