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Meeting Notes - December 31, 2003

Transforming War Economies: Challenges for Peacemaking and Peacebuilding

From the Executive Summary: Policy analysis has produced important insights on the impact that the predatory and illicit exploitation of natural resources and the pervasive criminalization of economic life can have on conflict dynamics.  

 
 

 

Policy Papers - November 15, 2003

You, the People: The UN, Transittional Administrations, and Statebuilding

This, the final report of the Transitional Administrations project, surveys the brief history of UN transitional administration, before elaborating on three contradictions that have emerged in the conduct of such operations.  

 
 

 

Meeting Notes - November 14, 2003

Peacemaking in Southern Africa: The Role and Potential of the Southern African Development Community (SADC)

The report summarizes the task force meeting organized to assess the potential of SADC's Organ on Politics, Defence, and Security Cooperation to engage in peacemaking and peacebuilding in the subregion.  

 
 

 

Meeting Notes - October 31, 2003

The UN, Human Rights, and the Struggle against Terrorism

From Conference Report Executive Summary: The United Nations Secretary-General has a unique role to play in reminding states that in combating terrorism they must respect human rights; otherwise, the effort will be self-defeating.  

 
 

 

Meeting Notes - October 15, 2003

The Regionalization of Conflict and Intervention

This report provides a brief analytical summary of the eighth annual IPI New York Seminar held on May 5-9, 2003, in West Point, New York.  

 
 

 

Meeting Notes - August 31, 2003

Fighting Terrorism for Humanity

As Prime Minister Bondevik noted in his conference summation, world leaders highlighted several key issues on which there seemed to be broad consensus

 

 
 

 

Policy Papers - July 15, 2003

The Future of UN State-Building: Strategic and Operational Challenges and the Legacy of Iraq

Whether by accident or design, the United Nations increasingly finds itself in operations that seek to build or re-build the institutions of a state.  

 
 

 

Meeting Notes - July 14, 2003

2003 Vienna Seminar: Cooperation in Peace Operations

Participants from the political, diplomatic, and military arenas, as well as members of academia and NGOs, met to discuss how cooperation in peace operations conducted by the UN, EU, NATO, and other international actors might be improved in the future.  

 
 

 

Books - June 15, 2003

Ending Civil Wars: The Success and Failure of Negotiated Settlements in Civil War

Based on the study of every internationally negotiated civil war settlement between 1980 and 1998, this volume presents the most comprehensive effort to date to evaluate the role of international actors in peace implementation.

 

 
 

 

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.  

 
 

The Global Observatory

Ukraine Steels Itself for Winter as Putin Forges Ahead with Novorossiya
As Ukraine searches for a unifying national identity, Russian-sponsored statebuilding in the east could lead to an emboldened 'Novorossiya' project.

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.