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Policy Papers - November 25, 2009

Pursuing the Lord's Resistance Army

In 2008, the Ugandan military pursued the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA), a northern Ugandan rebel group, into neighboring Congo during the military incursion known as “Operation Lightning Thunder.”  

 
 

 

Policy Papers - November 19, 2009

Issue Brief: Perspectives on the Peacebuilding Commission and Mutual Accountability

Mutual accountability has become one of the central principles that underpins the Peacebuilding Commission’s work. But, the Peacebuilding Commission (PBC) has so far not fulfilled the full promise of this principle: to serve as a forum where national and international actors can hold each other to their commitments.  

 
 

 

Meeting Notes - November 10, 2009

IPI Report: The Monitoring and Evaluation of Peace Operations

In spite of positive indications, the challenges ahead for developing more effective monitoring and evaluation (M&E) methodologies for peace operations are considerable.  

 
 

 

Policy Papers - October 19, 2009

IPI Publishes New Report on Mediation and Peace Processes

Today more than ever before, armed conflicts are likely to end in mediated settlements.  

 
 

 

Policy Papers - July 15, 2009

Peacebuilding: IPI Blue Paper no. 10

Peacebuilding involves implementing a range of reconstruction and reform efforts in some of the most fragile, fluid, and unpredictable environments.  

 
 

 

Meeting Notes - June 30, 2009

Managing Complexity: Political and Managerial Challenges in UN Peace Operations

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

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  

 
 

 

Policy Papers - April 08, 2009

Conflict Prevention and the Responsibility to Protect: IPI Blue Paper no. 7

This Blue Paper addresses both conflict prevention and the related but distinct concept of the responsibility to protect (RtoP).  

 
 

 

Policy Papers - March 15, 2009

Private Military and Security Companies: A Framework for Regulation

In this IPI paper, Cockayne and Mears examine the shortcomings of existing state, industry, intergovernmental, and civil society mechanisms for global security industry regulation, and put forward five possible regulatory frameworks for the global security industry.  

 
 

 

Meeting Notes - February 08, 2009

Improving International Responses to Armed Conflict

IPI's twelfth annual New York Seminar, Improving the International Response to Armed Conflict and State Fragility, took place at the Tarrytown Estate, New York, on May 5-8, 2008.  

 
 

The Global Observatory

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Anthony Keedi believes a win-win exists between gender equality and what they're preaching.

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.