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Meeting Notes - April 11, 2005

Global Public Health and Biological Security: Complementary Approaches

This note summarizes the key points discussed at a meeting held on March 3, 2005, on the recommendations of the Secretary-General's High-level Panel on Threats, Challenges, and Change in relation to biological security and public health.  

 
 

 

Meeting Notes - October 14, 2004

The Security-Development Nexus: Conflict, Peace and Security in the 21st Century

Most contemporary wars are intrastate conflicts, which often have far-reaching regional as well as international dimensions and ramifications.  

 
 

 

Books - July 13, 2004

Western Sahara: Anatomy of a Stalemate

The long-running conflict over the sovereignty of Western Sahara has involved all the states of northwest Africa and many beyond since Spain ceded the territory to Morocco and Mauritania in 1976. Erik Jensen traces the evolution of the conflict from its colonial roots to its present manifestation as a political stalemate.

 

 
 

 

Meeting Notes - May 14, 2004

Strengthening the Security-Development Nexus: Assessing International Policy and Practice Since the 1990s

From the Executive Summary: Intrastate conflicts have become a major international concern in the last decade.  

 
 

 

Books - May 13, 2004

West Africa's Security Challenges: Building Peace in a Troubled Region

The authors provide a context for understanding the region's security dilemmas, highlighting the link between failures of economic development, governance, and democratization on the one hand, and military insecurity and violent conflicts on the other.

 

 
 

 

Policy Papers - March 14, 2004

War Economies in a Regional Context

This policy report distills key findings from research commissioned by the International Peace Institute on the regional dimensions of war economies and the challenges they pose for peacemaking and peacebuilding. Drawing from analytical research as well as case studies of Afghanistan in Central Asia, Sierra Leone in West Africa, and Bosnia and Herzegovina in Southeast Europe, a number of key issues concerning the political economy of regional war economies and lessons for more effective peacebuilding were identified.

 
 

 

Meeting Notes - December 31, 2003

Transforming War Economies: Challenges for Peacemaking and Peacebuilding

From the Executive Summary: Policy analysis has produced important insights on the impact that the predatory and illicit exploitation of natural resources and the pervasive criminalization of economic life can have on conflict dynamics.  

 
 

 

Books - June 15, 2003

From Cape to Congo: Southern Africa’s Evolving Security Challenges

From the ongoing war in Angola, to sporadic instability in Zimbabwe and Lesotho, to the conflict in the Congo, to issues of land reform and the ravages of AIDS, Southern Africa faces varied and complex threats to its peace and security.  

 
 

 

Meeting Notes - April 13, 2003

A Framework for Lasting Disarmament, Demobilization, and Reintegration of Former Combatants in Crisis Situations

A report summarizing the discussions held at the December 12-13, 2002, workshop held at German House in cooperation with UNDP's Bureau for Crisis Prevention and Recovery.

 
 

 

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.

 
 

The Global Observatory

As Russia and the West Joust, Ukraine Risks Deeper Divisions and More Violence
The longer this stand-off continues, the greater the risk that divisions will harden into permanent fault-lines and doom Ukraine to a bitter and potentially violent disintegration.

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.