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Meeting Notes - June 30, 2009

Managing Complexity: Political and Managerial Challenges in UN Peace Operations

Adam Smith, Caty Clement, editors

This publication, drawn from a December 2008 IPI-GCSP (Geneva Centre for Security Policy) conference in New York, outlines the challenge of UN peacekeeping being overmatched by complexity, while offering suggestions for understanding and dealing with complex environments. 

 

Policy Papers - May 05, 2009

Peace Operations: IPI Blue Paper no. 9

Adam Smith, Lead Rapporteur

This Blue Paper on Peace Operations lays out recommendations on the need to (1) hold a ministerial-level meeting on peacekeeping; (2) forge a consensus among member states on entry, exit, and long-term planning; (3) break political stalemates in stagnant peace operations  

 

Meeting Notes - November 30, 2008

2008 Vienna Seminar: Coping with Crisis in Africa

John L. Hirsch

The thirty-eighth annual IPI Vienna Seminar, Coping with Crisis in Africa: Strengthening Multilateral Capacity for Peace and Security, was held at the Austrian National Defense Academy and the Diplomatic Academy of Vienna on June 1-3, 2008.  

 

Books - May 20, 2008

Peacekeeping in Sierra Leone: The Story of UNAMSIL

Funmi Olonisakin

The first in a series of inside histories, Peacekeeping in Sierra Leone relates how a small country's one insignificant in the strategic considerations of the world powers' propelled the United Nations to center stage in a crisis  

 

Meeting Notes - June 02, 2007

2007 Vienna Seminar: The Middle East

Nur Laiq, Markus E. Bouillon

Under the theme "The Middle East: Fragility, Crisis, and New Challenges for Peace Operations," participants drawn from the policymaking community, academia, military staff, and the diplomatic community in Vienna explored the various facets and evolving nature of third-party engagement in the Middle East.