Books - December 02, 2009
Security & Development: Searching for Critical Connections
edited by Neclâ Tschirgi, Michael S. Lund, and Francesco Mancini
Although policymakers and practitioners alike have enthusiastically embraced the idea that security and development are interdependent, the precise nature and implications of the dynamic interplay between the two phenomena have been far from clear.
The authors of Security & Development: Searching for Critical Connections realistically assess the promise and shortcomings of integrated security-development policies as a strategy for conflict prevention. First addressing cross-cutting issues such as poverty, the environment, and rapid demographic change, the book then turns to detailed country case studies. In analyzing the security-development nexus in Yemen, Somalia, Guinea-Bissau, Namibia, Guyana, Kyrgyzstan, and Tajikistan, the authors move beyond rhetoric and generalization to make an important contribution to the international conflict prevention agenda.
About the Editors:
Neclâ Tschirgi is research associate in the Centre for International Policy Studies, University of Ottawa.
Michael S. Lund is senior associate, conflict and peacebuilding at Management Systems International, Inc.
Francesco Mancini is senior fellow and Director of Research at IPI.
The Global Observatory
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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.
April 05, 2014
IPI Opens Middle East Regional Office
International Peace Institute President Terje Rød-Larsen inaugurated IPI’s new Middle East Regional Office with a recognition of the area’s critical importance to the world and the rapid political changes underway in the countries of the region, and he asserted that IPI has an “important role” to play there.
April 03, 2014
In Horn of Africa, Links Between Disaster, Conflict, and Displacement
What are the links between climate change, conflict, and the displacement of people? A panel of experts discussed this nexus and its implications in the Horn of Africa at the International Peace Institute on April 3rd in an event cosponsored by the Nansen Initiative.
March 26, 2014
Derek Plumbly on Lebanese Resilience Amid Rising Challenges
Lebanon has exceeded expectations in dealing with the continuing fallout from the crisis in neighboring Syria, said Derek Plumbly, United Nations Special Coordinator for Lebanon, on March 26th. Speaking at the International Peace Institute, Mr. Plumbly praised the Lebanese people for “actually sustaining a measure of stability in their country.”