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Books - August 15, 1994

Presiding Over a Divided UN Roles, 1945-1993

Challenging views that have gained currency since the end of the Cold War, this study examines the history of the United Nations since 1945, its various roles in international relations and its approaches to peace-keeping and the use of force.  

 
 

 

Books - October 15, 1993

Military Adviser to the Secretary General: U.N. Peacekeeping and the Congo Crisis

This publication follows the tortuous course of events throughout the Congo during the four turbulent years following its independence in 1960, and presents a vivid portrayal of the leading participants in the Congo imbroglio.    

 
 

 

Books - October 15, 1992

Political Order in Post-Communist Afghanistan

This monograph provides a detailed account of the collapse of the communist regime in Afghanistan and considers steps that can be taken to consolidate post-communist rule.  

 
 

 

Books - September 15, 1992

The Wave of the Future: The United Nations and Naval Peacekeeping

Though the United Nations will face numerous challenges on the world's oceans in the next decades, it has not yet developed the capability to operate effectively in the areas of maritime peacekeeping or enforcement.  

 
 

 

Books - April 15, 1992

United Nations Peacekeeping and the Non-Use of Force

The principle of non-use of force except in self-defence is central to the concept of UN peacekeeping.  

 
 

 

Books - October 15, 1991

Soldiers, Peacekeepers and Disasters

This book calls attention to the stark reality that international relief efforts are frequently threatened, despite international conventions and widespread public opinion, by the same lack of security that produces the need for such aid in the first place.   

 
 

 

Books - June 16, 1990

The United Nations and Peacekeeping: Results, Limitations and Prospects

The 1988 Nobel Peace Prize has thrown into sharp relief the significant role United Nations' peacekeepers have played on the international stage since the first operation 40 years ago.   

 
 

 

Books - June 15, 1989

The Future of Peacekeeping

Peacekeeping may not always lead to a negotiated sttlement of disputes, but it does succeed in halting the figthting, which provides valuable time for negotiations to resume.   

 
 

 

Books - June 15, 1984

The Theory and Practice of Peacekeeping

In the search for peace, a great deal is talked about disarmaments, but the crucial work of preventing wars is done by a few thousand world "policemen."   

 
 

 

Books - October 15, 1978

The Sinai Blunder

The history of the Middle East since World War I is a recapitulation of blunders - blunders which caused and prolonged the turmoil and bloodshed of the past 60 years, blunders by the great powers, by the Arabs and the Jews.   

 
 

The Global Observatory

Can Russia Reshape Ukraine Without Firing a Shot?
To protect its interests, Russia is pushing for the federalization of Ukraine through economic influence and propaganda, but use of force could still be possible.

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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.