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Center on International Cooperation


The Center on International Cooperation (CIC), an independent institute established at New York University in 1996, promotes policy research and international consultations on multilateral responses to transnational problems. Working with officials of government and intergovernmental agencies, as well as corporate and civil society leaders, the Center seeks to clarify the economic, political, legal and institutional foundations of effective international cooperation. It focuses on such diverse sectors as international justice, humanitarian assistance, development aid and international health. The Center's international and multidisciplinary staff assess current needs and financing sources and, as necessary, explore the appropriateness and feasibility of alternative sources of funding and institutional arrangements. We intend these efforts to produce practical policy recommendations and help to increase the public understanding necessary to implement and sustain essential multilateral activities.

Additional Materials from Center on International Cooperation: Policy Briefs

Working Papers

General Working Papers

Title: Why Europe must stop outsourcing its security
Authors: Richard Gowan, Nick Witney
Date: December 2014

Title: If Not Now, When? Ending Violence Against the World's Children
Authors: David Steven
Date: October 2014

Title: The Laboratory of Development: The Impact of Social Policies on Children in Latin America and the Caribbean
Authors: David Steven, Alejandra Kubitschek Bujones
Date: May 2014

Title: Pathways to Security Council Reform
Authors: Richard Gowan, Nora Gordon
Date: May 2014

Title: Fueling a New Order? The New Geopolitical and Security Consequences of Energy
Authors: Bruce Jones, David Steven, Emily O'Brien
Date: April 2014

Title: Ensuring Stable and Peaceful Societies: Memo to H.E. John W. Ashe, President of the General Assembly
Authors: David Steven
Date: April 2014

Title: Goals in a Post-2015 Development Framework: Options and Strategic Choices
Authors: David Steven
Date: February 2013

Title: Climate, Scarcity and Sustainability in the Post-2015 Development Agenda
Authors: Alex Evans
Date: December 2012

Title: Aid Worker Security Report 2012
Date: December 2012

Title: Contracting the Commanders: Transition and the Political Economy of Afghanistan's Private Security Industry
Authors: Matthieu Aikins
Date: October 2012

Title: UN Peacekeeping: The Next Five Years
Authors: Richard Gowan, Megan Gleason
Date: September 2012

Title: Resources, risk and resilience: scarcity and climate change in Ethiopia
Authors: Alex Evans
Date: August 2012

Title: The International Role in Libya's Transition
Authors: Emily O’Brien
Date: July 2012

Title: The Use of Force, Crisis Diplomacy and the Responsibilities of States
Date: May 2012

Title: Security Council Working Methods and UN Peace Operations: The Case of Chad and the Central African Republic, 2006-2010
Authors: Alexandra Novosseloff, Richard Gowan
Date: April 2012

Title: Preparing for a Constructive 2012 Conference on the Middle East Weapons of Mass Destruction Free Zone
Authors: W.P.S. Sidhu (ed), Bruce Jones (ed), with Colette Jaycox
Date: April 2012

Title: Beyond the Millennium Development Goals Agreeing to a Post-2015 Development Framework
Authors: Alex Evans, David Steven
Date: April 2012

Title: Rising Democracies and the Arab Awakening: Implications for Global Democracy and Human Rights
Authors: Ted Piccone, Emily Alinikoff
Date: January 2012

Title: Shaky Foundations: An Assessment of the UN's Rule Of Law Support Agenda
Authors: Camino Kavanagh, Bruce Jones
Date: November 2011

Title: Development in the Shadow of Violence: A Knowledge Agenda for Policy
Authors: Bruce Jones, Molly Elgin-Cossart, Kaysie Brown
Date: November 2011

Title: Engagement on Development and Security: New Actors, New Debates
Authors: Jake Sherman (ed), Megan M. Gleason (ed), W.P.S. Sidhu (ed), Bruce Jones (ed)
Date: September 2011

Title: The Libyan War: A Diplomatic History February - August 2011
Authors: Emily O’Brien, Andrew Sinclair
Date: August 2011

Title: Making Rio 2012 work: Setting the stage for global economic, social and ecological renewal
Authors: Alex Evans, David Steven
Date: June 2011

Title: The Paradox of Proximity: India's approach to fragility in the neighbourhood
Authors: Nitin Pai
Date: April 2011

Title: State-building and political change: Options for Palestine 2011
Authors: Elizabeth Sellwood
Date: March 2011

Title: Separating the Taliban from al-Qaeda: The Core of Success in Afghanistan
Authors: Alex Strick van Linschoten, Felix Kuehn
Date: February 2011

Title: Globalization and Scarcity: Multilateralism for a world with limits
Authors: Alex Evans
Date: November 2010

Title: Is a Regional Pact to Stabilize Afghanistan Possible?
Authors: Tom Gregg
Date: July 2010

Title: Back to Basics: The UN and crisis diplomacy in an age of strategic uncertainty
Authors: Richard Gowan, Bruce D. Jones
Date: July 2010

Title: Drug Production and Trafficking, Counterdrug Policies, and Security and Governance in Afghanistan
Authors: Jonathan Caulkins, Mark Kleiman, Jonathan Kulick
Date: June 2010

Title: Preparing For A Second Nuclear Age
Authors: Fiona Simpson, Ian Johnstone, Christine Wing, Bruce Jones, Elsina Wainwright
Date: April 2010

Title: Conflict Prevention in Southeast Asia and the South Pacific
Authors: Elsina Wainwright
Date: April 2010

Title: The African Union in Darfur: Understanding the afro-arab response to the crisis
Authors: A. Sarjoh Bah
Date: March 2010

Title: Dilemmas of Regional Peacemaking: The Dynamics of the AU's Response to Darfur
Authors: A. Sarjoh Bah
Date: March 2010

Title: The State of the Humanitarian System
Authors: Paul Harvey, Abby Stoddard, Adele Harmer, Glyn Taylor
Date: January 2010

Title: Negotiations and Strategy: Understanding Sanctions Effectiveness
Authors: Michael Chaitkin
Date: January 2010

Title: Independent Oversight for Mining in the Eastern Congo?
Authors: Jason Stearns, Steve Hege
Date: January 2010

Title: Confronting the Long Crisis of Globalization
Authors: Alex Evans, Bruce Jones, David Steven
Date: January 2010

Title: A Field Based Review of the Peacebuilding Commission in Burundi
Authors: Shepard Forman, Gigja Sorensen, Rahul Chandran
Date: January 2010

Title: Hitting Reboot - Where next for climate after Copenhagen?
Authors: Alex Evans, David Steven1
Date: December 2009

Title: Robust Peacekeeping: The Politics of Force
Authors: Jean-Marie Guéhenno
Date: November 2009

Title: Administrative Reform in International Organizations : The Case of the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS
Authors: Olivier Nay
Date: October 2009

Title: Rapid Deployment of Civilians for Peace Operations: Status, Gaps, and Options
Authors: Rahul Chandran, Jake Sherman, Bruce Jones, Yoshino Funaki, Anne le More, Shepard Forman, Andrew Hart
Date: April 2009

Title: Delivering on Global Prosperity and Other Key Challenges
Authors: Richard Gowan
Date: April 2009

Title: Building on Brahimi: Peacekeeping in an era of Strategic Uncertainty
Authors: Bruce Jones, Richard Gowan, Jake Sherman
Date: April 2009

Title: U.N. Peace Operations and State-building: A Case Study of Haiti
Authors: Charles T. Call
Date: March 2009

Title: The Purposes of Peace Operations
Authors: William J. Durch, Madeline L. England
Date: March 2009

Title: The Broader Horn:Peacekeeping in a Strategic Vacuum
Authors: A. Sarjoh Bah
Date: March 2009

Title: Survey of US Security Sector Reform
Authors: Jake Sherman
Date: March 2009

Title: Strengthening Security Sector Governance in West Africa
Authors: Jake Sherman
Date: March 2009

Title: What can Europe do in Iraq?
Authors: Heinrich Boell Stiftung, Daniel Korski, Richard Gowan
Date: February 2009

Title: The Afghan National Development Strategy: The Right Plan at the Wrong Time?
Authors: Jake Sherman
Date: February 2009

Title: Toward an Understanding of Peacekeeping Partnerships: Prospects, Lessons Learned and the Future of Partnerships in Africa
Date: June 2008

Title: In Pursuit of Sustainable Peace: The Seven Deadly Sins of Mediation
Authors: Salman Ahmed, Lakhdar Brahimi
Date: May 2008

Title: UNIFIL: Old lessons for the new force
Authors: Richard Gowan
Date: June 2007

Title: Peacekeeping in Sudan: The Dynamics of Protection, Partnerships and Inclusive Politics
Authors: Alhaji M.S. Bah, Ian Johnstone
Date: May 2007

Title: Nuclear Weapons: The Challenges Ahead
Authors: Christine Wing
Date: April 2007

Title: Nuclear Weapons: The Challenges Ahead
Authors: Christine Wing
Date: April 2007

Title: The UN and Peacekeeping: taking the strain?
Authors: Richard Gowan
Date: September 2006

Title: Evolving Threats, Evolving Policy: US Attitudes and Multilateral Institutions for Nuclear, Biological, and Chemicals Weapons
Authors: Natasha Bajema
Date: July 2005

Title: A Crowded Field: Groups of Friends, the United Nations and the Resolution of Conflict
Authors: Tessa Whitifield
Date: June 2005

Title: Road to Ruin: Afghanistan's Booming Opium Industry
Authors: Barnett Rubin
Date: October 2004

Title: International Organizations and Security Issues: An American Perspective
Authors: J. Matthew Vaccaro
Date: March 2004

Title: Building a New Afghanistan: The Value of Success, the Cost of Failure
Authors: Adib Farhadi, Humayun Hamidzada, Barnett Rubin, Abby Stoddard
Date: March 2004

Title: External Review of the Inter–Agency Standing Committee on Humanitarian Affairs
Authors: Bruce Jones, Abby Stoddard
Date: December 2003

Title: Humanitarian NGOs: Challenges and Trends
Authors: Abby Stoddard
Date: July 2003

Title: Through the Fog of Peace Building: Evaluating the Reconstruction of Afghanistan
Authors: Humayan Hamidzada, Barnett Rubin, Abby Stoddard
Date: June 2003

Title: The Politics of Center-Periphery Relations in Afghanistan
Authors: Helena Malikyar, Barnett Rubin
Date: March 2003

Title: Center-periphery Relations in the Afghan State: Current Practices, Future Prospects
Authors: Helena Malikyar, Barnett Rubin
Date: December 2002

Title: The Cost of Multilateral Action
Authors: Shepard Forman, Charles Grayboy, Maurizio Iacopetta, Yoram Wurmser
Date: June 2002

Title: A Manageable World: Taking Hold of the International Public Sector
Authors: Shepard Forman
Date: August 2001

Title: The International Criminal Court Reparations
Authors: Shepard Forman, Thordis Ingadottir, Cesare P.R. Romano, Dinah L. Shelton
Date: August 1999

Title: Regional Burden-Sharing for Humanitarian Action
Authors: David O'Brien
Date: April 1999

Title: Underwriting Humanitarian Assistance
Authors: Shepard Forman
Date: January 1999

Title: The Check Is in the Mail
Authors: Stewart Patrick
Date: December 1998

Title: Meeting Essential Needs in Post-Conflict Recovery
Authors: Dirk Salomons, Forman Shepard
Date: January 1998

Title: Paying for Essentials: Resources for Humanitarian Assistance
Authors: Shepard Forman, Rita Parhad
Date: September 1997

Title: The Cost of International Justice
Authors: Cesare P. R. Romano
Date: February 1997

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