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Conferences - April 23, 2007

Coping with Conflict and Violence: Challenges for the UN and International Conflict Management

IPI organized a policy workshop on "Coping with Conflict and Violence: Challenges for the UN and International Conflict Management." The workshop launched a new series of IPI Working Papers on trends in armed conflict and organized violence and the challenges posed for international response.  

 
 

 

Panel Discussions - April 16, 2007

Integrated Peacebuilding Strategies

IPI in cooperation with the Peacebuilding Support Office and the Center on International Cooperation (CIC), recently organized an informal seminar on the role of the UN’s Peacebuilding Commission in developing integrated peacebuilding strategies. 

 
 

 

Panel Discussions - April 12, 2007

The Middle East: Politics, Petrol, and Prophets

The Middle East is in a deep crisis at present. Israelis and Palestinians may be discussing ways to overcome a long-reigning standstill in the peace process, but even with US and international help, many difficult issues remain.  

 
 

 

Conferences - March 30, 2007

A Beginner's Guide to Nation Building

IPI organized the launch of a new book by Ambassador James Dobbins entitled A Beginner's Guide to Nation Building.
 

 
 

 

Speaker Events - March 23, 2007

IPI SRSG Series: Alan Doss

IPI organized the latest event in its SRSG Series, entitled "Peacekeeping and Peacebuilding" in Liberia. The event featured Mr. Alan Doss, the Secretary-General's Special Representative (SRSG) for Liberia and Coordinator of UN Operations in Liberia.  

 
 

 

Policy Papers - March 14, 2007

Peacemaking and Mediation: Dynamics of a Changing Field

From the Introduction: There is no question that today’s environment features elements of both continuity and change for peacemakers.  

 
 

 

Policy Papers - March 14, 2007

Global Political Violence: Explaining the Post-Cold War Decline

This paper reviews global trends in political violence since the end of World War II, focusing in particular on the decline in conflict numbers that followed the end of the Cold War.  

 
 

 

Meeting Notes - March 14, 2007

L 'UA au Soudan: Enseignements pour la Force Africaine en Attente

Ce rapport est le fruit de discussions qui se sont tenues entre une cinquantaine d’officiers de police et militaires africains, des représentants des pays partenaires et des organismes internationaux et humanitaires à Accra, au Ghana, du 10 au 12 Octobre 2006  

 
 

 

Policy Papers - March 12, 2007

Ending Wars and Building Peace

Growing recognition of the possibility of success, as well as of the cost of failure, has spurred a range of efforts to reform the practice of international peacebuilding, including the creation in 2005 of a new UN Peacebuilding Commission and its related mechanisms, a Secretariat Peacebuilding Support Office and a Peacebuilding Fund.  

 
 

 

Meeting Notes - March 01, 2007

The AU in Sudan: Lessons for the African Standby Force

This report stems from the discussions held among more than fifty senior police and military officers from African countries and partner nations and organizations at a seminar in Accra, Ghana, from October 10-12, 2006.  

 
 

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.