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Policy Papers - March 14, 2006

Commercial Security in Humanitarian and Post-Conflict Settings: An Exploratory Study

This exploratory study begins to describe the decentralized, ad hoc use of commercial security in these settings, in an attempt to provoke the further research and discussion needed before these questions can be adequately answered.  

 
 

 

Policy Papers - February 14, 2006

Remittances in Conflict and Crises

The decision at the 2005 United Nations (UN) World Summit to establish a Peacebuilding Commission reflects the consensus that greater efforts are needed to assist war-torn states make the transition to lasting peace. 

 
 

 

Meeting Notes - October 31, 2003

The UN, Human Rights, and the Struggle against Terrorism

From Conference Report Executive Summary: The United Nations Secretary-General has a unique role to play in reminding states that in combating terrorism they must respect human rights; otherwise, the effort will be self-defeating.  

 
 

 

Books - June 15, 2001

Just War or Just Peace? Humanitarian Intervention and International Law

This book critically examines the right of humanitarian intervention, asserted most spectacularly by NATO during its 1999 air strikes over Kosovo.  

 
 

 

Meeting Notes - March 14, 2001

Humanitarian Action: A Symposium Summary

A report based on an international policy symposium on Humanitarian Action in New York on November 20, 2000. 

 
 

 

Books - June 15, 1990

Humanitarian Emergencies and Military Help in Africa

This pioneering study searches for avenues of collaboration between peacekeepers and humanitarian relief workers.   

 
 

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.