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Meeting Notes - November 15, 2002

Security and Development in Sierra Leone

A report from a workshop held in New York on June 10-11, 2002.

 
 

 

Policy Papers - November 14, 2002

The Infrastructure of Peace in Africa

This project stemmed from the Ford Foundation's initial request that IPI's Africa Program generate a database of institutions managing conflicts and crises in Africa.  

 
 

 

Policy Papers - July 15, 2002

SHIRBRIG Deployment in UNMEE: Lessons Learned

The seminar examined the lessons learned from the formation's deployment to Ethiopia and Eritrea in autumn 2000 as a framework for the UN mission headquarters, UNMEE, and as the core of the military mission. The seminar also broadened the deliberations to examine the concept of SHIRBRIG, as well as the concept of rapid deployment itself.

The IPI expert seminar brought together more than 100 representatives from member nations, United Nations Headquarters, in particular from DPKO, non-government organizations, and serving and past members of SHIRBRIG itself.

 
 

 

Books - June 15, 2002

Building Peace in West Africa: Liberia, Sierra Leone, and Guinea-Bissau

This study tackles contemporary issues that are of utmost significance to building peace in West Africa. 

 
 

 

Policy Papers - May 14, 2002

The Role of Civil Society in National Reconciliation and Peacebuilding in Liberia

A case study report from IPI's Civil Society Project recounting the efforts of civil society actors including human rights groups, media, and women's, religious, and student groups to foster peace, reconciliation, and democracy in Liberia. 

 
 

 

Meeting Notes - March 14, 2002

Toward a Pax West Africana: Building Peace in a Troubled Sub-region

A report on the IPA-ECOWAS September 27-29, 2001, Abuja Seminar exploring the development of ECOWAS's regional mechanism for security and development in West Africa.  

 
 

 

Books - December 15, 2001

Sierra Leone: Diamonds and the Struggle for Democracy

Sierra Leone's bitter experience with civil war garnered international attention only after the May 1997 coup, though the conflict between the Revolutionary United Front (RUF) and successive governments has raged for at least a decade against the backdrop of more than three decades of progressive state collapse.  

 
 

 

Meeting Notes - October 14, 2001

Regional Approaches to Conflict Management in Africa

This report presents a summary of the presentations and discussions during a meeting of the UN Security Council, members of the UN Secretariat, and a select group of experts on conflict management efforts in Africa held on August 8, 2001.  

 
 

 

Meeting Notes - July 14, 2001

Southern Africa's Evolving Security Architecture: Problems and Prospects

A report based on IPA/Africa Renaissance Institute/Southern African Regional Institute for Policy Studies/Department of International Relations, University of the Witwatersrand Seminar on Southern Africa's Evolving Security Architecture: Problems and Prospects, in Gaborone, Botswana between December 11 and 13, 2000. 

 
 

 

Books - June 15, 2001

Peacemaking in Rwanda: The Dynamics of Failure

The 1990s has seen an explosion of attention to the phenomenon of civil wars. A proliferation of actors has added complexity to conflict resolution processes.  

 
 

The Global Observatory

Is the Flood of Violent Images Further Dividing the West and the Middle East?
Though the majority of Middle East populations are concerned with peace and security, many outsiders perceive them as only interested in violence and extremism.

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.