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Arthur's work focuses on the relationship between the United Nations and regional organizations in Africa, the management of UN peace operations, UN integrated strategic planning, peacekeeping, organized crime, DDR, security sector reform and the protection of civilians.
In addition to his work at IPI, Arthur has worked with the United Nations Missions in Burundi (BINUB), Chad, and the Central African Republic (MINURCAT) Haiti (MINUSTAH), and most recently, Mali (MINUSMA). His past research has also taken him to Sierra Leone, Liberia, Cote d'Ivoire, Kosovo, the Occupied Palestinian Territories, and Lebanon. His work with the UN, NGOs, and think tanks has primarily focused on post-conflict reconstruction, peacekeeping and peacebuilding, mediation and peace processes, as well as DDR, security sector reform, and the rule of law.
He holds a master’s degree in public affairs from the Woodrow Wilson School at Princeton University and is a graduate of the Institut d’Etudes Politiques. He is bilingual in French and English, as well as fluent in Spanish.
“From Crisis to Reform: Peacekeeping Strategies for the Protection of Civilians in the Democratic Republic of the Congo” (Stability: International Journal of Security and Development 2(3):48, September 2013)
“Driving the System Apart? A Study of United Nations Integration and Integrated Strategic Planning” (New York: International Peace Institute, August 2013)
“The Elephant in the Room: How Can Peace Operations Deal with Organized Crime?” (New York: International Peace Institute, June 2013)(with Walter Kemp and Mark Shaw)
“Chad & the Central African Republic” in Responding to Conflict in Africa: The United Nations and Regional Organizations (Palgrave Macmillan, May 2013) (edited by Jane Boulden)
“Rethinking Force Generation: Filling the Capability Gaps in UN Peace- keeping” Providing for Peacekeeping No. 2 (New York: International Peace Institute, May 2013) (with Adam C. Smith)
“Peace Operations, the African Union, and the United Nations: Toward More Effective Partnerships in Peace Operations” (New York: International Peace Institute, April 2013) (with Paul D. Williams)
“Mali’s Peacekeeping Mission: Full-Fledged Behemoth, or Have Lessons Been Learned?” (The Global Observatory, March 12, 2013)
“United Nations Operation in Burundi (ONUB)” in Oxford Handbook of United Nations Peacekeeping Operations (Forthcoming, Oxford University Press, 2013)
“UN Peacekeeping Transitions: Perspectives from Member States” (New York: International Peace Institute, August 2012)
"UN Transitions: Mission Drawdown or Withdrawal” (New York: International Peace Institute, August 2012)
The Management Handbook for UN Field Missions (New York: International Peace Institute, June 2012)
“Strengthening Preventive Diplomacy and Mediation: Istanbul Retreat of the UN Security Council” (New York: International Peace Institute, March 2012) (with Christoph Mikulaschek, rapporteurs)
“What Army for Haiti?” (New York: International Peace Institute, November 2011)
“What Capabilities for What Peacekeeping?” in For a Renewed Consensus on UN Peacekeeping Operations (GCSP Geneva Papers — Conference Series n°23, October 2011)
“Preventive Diplomacy and Mediation” (New York: International Peace Institute, July 2011) (with Edward C. Luck and Christoph Mikulaschek)
“Renewing MONUSCO’s Mandate: What Role Beyond the Elections?” (New York: International Peace Institute, May 2011) (with Guillaume Lacaille)
“The Security Sector in Côte d’Ivoire: A Source of Conflict and a Key to Peace” (New York: International Peace Institute, May 2011)
“Cholera, Haiti and MINUSTAH: What Implications for Peacekeeping?" (New York: International Peace Institute, January 2011)
Regular contributor to www.theglobalobservatory.org
‘Les Pays Francophones face aux Développements Doctrinaux et Pratiques des Opérations de Maintien de la Paix’, Centre de Politique de Sécurité de Genève (GCSP), Geneva, June 13-14, 2013 (Panelist)
‘Political Accompaniment and the PBC’, at the Workshop for Incoming Members of the UN Peacebuilding Commission, Organized by the Quaker United Nations Office and the International Peace Institute in collaboration with the UN Peacebuilding Support Office, New York, February 27, 2013 (Panelist)
Keynote Opening Address on ‘Human Rights & International Peacekeeping: What they will do we what we’ve done’, at the Northwestern University Conference on Human Rights (NUCHR), Evanston, January 17, 2012 (Keynote Speaker)
‘Conditions for Successful Peacekeeping Operations’, at The International Expert Forum (IEF) ‘Peacekeeping Operations and the Durability of Peace: What Works and What Does Not?’, Folke Bernadotte Academy, New York, December 10, 2012 (Panelist)
‘Un retour des Occidentaux dans le maintien de la paix : à quelles conditions?’, at the Fondation pour la Recherche stratégique, ‘Le maintien de la paix des Nations Unies : Evolution et défis - A l’occasion du vingtième anniversaire de la création du Département des opérations de maintien de la paix des Nations Unies’, Paris, December 5, 2012 (Speaker)
‘Collective Risks. Collective Security: Regional Collaboration and Security Challenges in the 21st Century’, at the African Diplomatic Forum 2012, Columbia University School of International & Public Affairs (SIPA), New York, November 16, 2012 (Panelist)
‘Côte d’Ivoire: The Test for Collective Security and Democratic Identity in West Africa’, Columbia University, New York, April 15, 2011 (Panelist)
IPI is grateful to our generous friends and donors who provide both intellectual and financial support. Their contributions help us in a very practical way to achieve program objectives, and their leadership is an invaluable resource to our organization.
The Global Observatory
With UN Withdrawal, Sierra Leone Takes Lead of Own Peacebuilding Process
The withdrawal of the UN mission is an important indicator that peacebuilding is now more in the hands of Sierra Leone nationals, and there is a lot of work still to be done.
Key Global Events to Watch in April
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.
December 11, 2013
When Do Civil-War Parties Heed the UN?
The Security Council issued 1,557 demands to conflict parties in civil wars in the 15 years following the end of the Cold War, through its resolutions. Based on a statistical analysis of IPI’s Security Council Compliance Database, this report shows that while the levels of compliance with these demands varied, there was a slight increase in compliance over time.
April 10, 2014
Video: Is Humanitarian Law Still Fit for Purpose?
April 07, 2014
Video: Technology and Innovation in Peacekeeping