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Policy Papers - April 22, 2009

Weapons of Mass Destruction: IPI Blue Paper no. 3

This report addresses the urgent need within the UN system to give higher priority to nonproliferation and disarmament, and to build a consensus on these issues.  

 
 

 

Policy Papers - January 20, 2009

Transnational Organized Crime: IPI Blue Paper no. 2

The paper highlights how states and international organizations so far have largely failed to anticipate the evolution of transnational organized crime (TOC) into a strategic threat to governments, societies, and economies.  

 
 

 

Policy Papers - December 08, 2008

Latest IPI Blue Paper Published

Human security challenges are inextricably linked to existing threats to international security. Climate-induced disasters could lead to massive migrations, heightening intraregional tensions.  

 
 

 

Meeting Notes - October 11, 2008

Beyond Terrorism: Deradicalization and Disengagement from Violent Extremism

Drawn from a conference jointly convened by IPI and Norway's Ministry of Foreign Affairs entitled "Leaving Terrorism Behind," this meeting report examines the processes of deradicalization and disengagement from violent extremism.  

 
 

 

Policy Papers - September 30, 2008

Eastern Africa: Security and the Legacy of Fragility

The first of a five-part paper series focusing on African subregions, Eastern Africa: Security and the Legacy of Fragility, examines subregional capacity to respond to the multiple challenges facing Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia, Sudan, Tanzania, and Uganda.

Translation in Arabic

 
 

 

Meeting Notes - April 14, 2008

Peace Operations and Organized Crime

Drawn from a seminar jointly convened by the International Peace Institute and the Geneva Centre for Security Policy, this paper explores the relationship between organized crime and international peace operations al hitherto largely neglected area of both scholarly and practitioner-led discourse.  

 
 

 

Policy Papers - March 31, 2008

Resource Scarcity: Responding to the Security Challenge

This IPI paper examines in detail the correlation between environmental issues and security, drawing on both scientific evidence and empirical examples, and concludes with a series of actionable policy recommendations.

 
 

 

Meeting Notes - February 13, 2008

Transnational Security Challenges and the United Nations: Overcoming Sovereign Walls and Institutional Silos

The International Peace Institute's 2007 West Point Seminar brought together participants from over forty Permanent Missions to the UN and four governmental and nongovernmental organizations to discuss how the UN can address transnational security challenges more effectively.  

 
 

 

Policy Papers - October 13, 2007

The UN Security Council's Counterterrorism Program: What Lies Ahead?

After an overview of the Council’s counterterrorism initiatives since September 2001, this report provides an analysis of the Security Council’s counterterrorism program and recommendations for its improvement, with a focus on the Counter-Terrorism Committee and its Counter-Terrorism Executive Directorate.  

 
 

 

Policy Papers - May 14, 2007

Climate Change and Conflict: The Migration Link

From the Introduction: In this paper, we review the current state of knowledge regarding climate change and violent conflict, paying special attention to the influential Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) reports.  

 
 

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.