The last decade has seen more UN peacekeepers than ever before coming from countries neighboring the host state. This report uses the IPI Peacekeeping Database to explore this increase in neighborhood contributions between 1990 and 2017. While less than 3 percent of all UN peacekeepers came from next-door neighbors in the early 1990s, this number […]Read more
Author Thong Nguyen
Thong Nguyen is Data Lab Program Administrator at the International Peace Institute, having previously served IPI as editorial assistant. He is also non-resident fellow of the Future Worlds Project at Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs and author of Of All Possible Future Worlds: Global Trends, Values, and Ethics. Thong has worked as a consultant with the U.S. Department of State and served on the economics and science affairs desk at the U.S. Mission to the United Nations in Geneva. He has been a program assistant at Columbia University, an English teacher in Japan, and a laboratory technician at Shell Westhollow Technology Center. Thong is the co-founder and co-programmer of bld3r.com, a 3D-printing community. Thong holds a master’s from Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs as well as a bachelor’s degrees in philosophy and government from the University of Texas at Austin.
- Possible Future Worlds: Essays by Carnegie Council’s Ethics Fellows for the Future (New York: Carnegie Council, 2015)
IPI’s Data Lab aims to leverage data science into IPI’s areas of policy research. Using techniques like data mining, visualization, and machine learning, the Data Lab will help drive new insights on how the multilateral and local actors can approach complex crises and vulnerabilities related to lack of peace, security, stability, development, and health. While […]Read more