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Policy Papers - May 22, 2014

New Report Examines Role of the Union of South American Nations

This publication examines the Union of South American Nations (UNASUR), a principal South American regional organization that is part of a new breed of multilateral mechanisms reflecting the region’s growing autonomy vis-à-vis the United States. 

 
 

 

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.  

 
 

 

General Announcements - January 21, 2010

Joint UN Team to Assess Protection Issues in Haiti

A team of United Nations staff dealing with human rights and displacement arrived in Haiti over the weekend to assess a range of protection issues in the wake of the disaster that has left one third of the country’s nine million inhabitants in need of urgent assistance.  

 
 

 

Comment & Analysis - September 01, 2009

The End of the War on Drugs?

First announced by President Nixon in 1969, the war on drugs’ forty-year old effort of aggressive criminalization, interdiction and eradication has left a high body-count. 

 
 

 

General Announcements - July 09, 2009

IPI Announces Three Senior Appointments

IPI is pleased to announce three highly distinguished new hires: Ambassador Adonia Ayebare joins IPI as Acting Director of the Africa program; Peter Gastrow joins as Senior Fellow; and Ambassador Saúl Weisleder joins as a senior Consultant. 

 
 

 

Panel Discussions - July 07, 2009

Commission Head Speaks of Need to Combat Impunity in Guatemala

The head of a UN-mandated commission in Guatemala told an audience at IPI on Tuesday, July 7, 2009 that Guatemala’s economic elite has begun to understand the serious danger posed by international organized crime, and particularly narcotrafficking, and that the solution requires a stronger state capable of confronting it.  

 
 

 

Policy Papers - February 14, 2007

Latin America and the Caribbean: Domestic and Transnational Insecurity

This paper will examine the two key axes of Latin American security dynamics: on the one hand, weak governance and citizen insecurity; and on the other, transnational organized crime and illicit flows.  

 
 

 

Books - October 19, 2002

Ecuador vs. Peru: Peacemaking Amid Rivalry

Although the 1995 Cenepa war between Ecuador and Peru was the first military conflict in South America in more than five decades, the Ecuador-Peru relationship might be characterized as one of enduring rivalry—punctuated by the threat of armed combat.  

 
 

 

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.

 
 

 

Policy Papers - March 14, 2002

Sustainable Peace as Democratization: The Experiences of Haiti and Guatemala

Drawing upon the experience of international attempts to build lasting peace in Haiti and Guatemala, and also upon IPI's research and facilitation work in Haiti, the report offers some conclusions regarding the circumstances under which democratization and peacebuilding can become mutually reinforcing in fragile societies.  

 
 

The Global Observatory

Key Global Events to Watch in August
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.