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Books - December 15, 2001
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
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
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
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
Based on IPA [now IPI] 2001 New York Seminar, May 7-10, 2001.
Meeting Notes - September 13, 2001
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
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
Meeting Notes - July 14, 2001
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
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
Firing Blanks: The Growing Irrelevance of the UN Small Arms Process
UN momentum toward stopping illicit arms trade seems to have slowed, but national gun control laws hint at the possibility of a successful bottom-up approach.
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.