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Working Papers

Title: Leveraging Local Knowledge for Peacebuilding and Statebuilding in Africa
Date: March 2015

Title: New Report: Improving UN Capacity for Rapid Deployment
Authors: H. Peter Langille
Date: October 2014

Title: New Report Examines East Africa and the Intergovernmental Authority on Development
Authors: Solomon Dersso
Date: October 2014

Title: Mediating Transition in Yemen: Achievements and Lessons
Authors: Steven A. Zyck
Date: October 2014

Title: Rethinking Peacebuilding: Transforming the UN Approach
Authors: Michael von der Schulenburg
Date: September 2014

Title: From the Margins to the Mainstream: Toward an Integrated Multilateral Response to Organized Crime
Authors: Walter Kemp, Mark Shaw
Date: September 2014

Title: Responding to Insecurity in the Gulf of Guinea
Authors: Patrice Sartre
Date: July 2014

Title: The Union of South American Nations: Mapping Multilateralism in Transition
Authors: Sandra Borda
Date: May 2014

Title: The Political Economy of UN Peacekeeping: Incentivizing Effective Participation
Authors: Katharina P. Coleman
Date: May 2014

Title: Small States at the United Nations: Diverse Perspectives, Shared Opportunities
Authors: Andrea Ó Súilleabháin
Date: May 2014

Title: United Nations Sanctions on Iran and North Korea: An Implementation Manual
Authors: Enrico Carisch, Loraine Rickard-Martin
Date: April 2014

Title: Terminating Security Council Sanctions
Authors: Kristen E. Boon
Date: April 2014

Title: Sanctions Implementation and the UN Security Council: The Case for Greater Transparency
Authors: Astrid Forberg Ryan
Date: April 2014

Title: Engineering Peace: The Critical Role of Engineers in UN Peacekeeping
Authors: Arthur Boutellis, Adam Smith
Date: February 2014

Title: Insecurity in the Gulf of Guinea: Assessing the Threat, Preparing the Response
Authors: Mireille Affa’a Mindzie, Fiona Blyth
Date: January 2014

Title: When Do Civil-War Parties Heed the UN? Findings from the IPI Security Council Compliance Database
Authors: Christoph Mikulaschek, Chris Perry
Date: December 2013

Title: New Report Plans Ahead for a Postconflict Syria
Authors: Christina Bennett
Date: December 2013

Title: A Dangerous Nexus: Crime, Conflict, and Terrorism in Failing States
Authors: Mara Pfneisl, Walter Kemp, Maximilian Meduna
Date: November 2013

Title: Talking to Arab Youth: Revolution and Counterrevolution in Egypt and Tunisia
Authors: Nur Laiq
Date: October 2013

Title: New Meeting Note: Security and Development in the Sahel-Sahara
Authors: Mireille Affa’a-Mindzie
Date: October 2013

Title: Cooperation from Crisis? Regional Responses to Humanitarian Emergencies
Authors: Jérémie Labbé, Lilianne Fan, Walter Kemp
Date: September 2013

Title: New Report Examines How to Enhance Training for UN Peacekeepers
Authors: Alberto Cutillo
Date: August 2013

Title: Not Just a Numbers Game: Increasing Women's Participation in UN Peacekeeping
Authors: Sahana Dharmapuri
Date: July 2013

Title: The Elephant in the Room: How Can Peace Operations Deal with Organized Crime?
Authors: Walter Kemp, Mark Shaw, Arthur Boutellis
Date: June 2013

Title: Rethinking Force Generation: Filling Capability Gaps in UN Peacekeeping
Authors: Adam C. Smith, Arthur Boutellis
Date: May 2013

Title: Peace Operations, the African Union, and the United Nations: Toward More Effective Partnerships
Authors: Arthur Boutellis, Paul D. Williams
Date: April 2013

Title: New Technology and the Prevention of Violence and Conflict
Authors: Francesco Mancini, editor
Date: April 2013

Title: Regionalism and Regionalization in the Middle East: Options and Challenges
Authors: Matteo Legrenzi, Marina Calculli
Date: March 2013

Title: North Korea & the UN Security Council: Action, Reaction, Trust, and Mistrust
Authors: Eduardo Zachary Albrecht
Date: March 2013

Title: Peace, Justice, and Reconciliation in Africa: Opportunities and Challenges in the Fight Against Impunity
Date: February 2013

Title: Enhancing European Military and Police Contributions to UN Peacekeeping
Date: February 2013

Title: Rethinking Humanitarianism: Adapting to 21st Century Challenges
Authors: Jérémie Labbé
Date: November 2012

Title: A Good Office? Twenty Years of UN Mediation in Myanmar
Authors: Anna Magnusson, Morten B. Pedersen
Date: November 2012

Title: Preventing Conflicts in Africa: Early Warning and Response
Authors: Mireille Affa’a-Mindzie
Date: August 2012

Title: Broadening the Base of United Nations Troop- and Police-Contributing Countries
Authors: Alex J. Bellamy, Paul D. Williams
Date: August 2012

Title: Organized Crime, Conflict, and Fragility: A New Approach
Authors: Rachel Locke
Date: July 2012

Title: Aid Effectiveness in Fragile States: Lessons from the First Generation of Transition Compacts
Authors: Christina Bennett
Date: April 2012

Title: Preventive Diplomacy: Regions in Focus
Date: December 2011

Title: Making UN Peacekeeping More Robust: Protecting the Mission, Persuading the Actors
Authors: Patrice Sartre
Date: August 2011

Title: Maintaining International Peace and Security: A Summit Meeting of the UN Security Council
Date: June 2011

Title: Transforming Terrorists: Examining International Efforts to Address Violent Extremism
Authors: Naureen Chowdhury Fink, Hamed El-Said
Date: May 2011

Title: The Security Sector in Côte d'Ivoire: A Source of Conflict and a Key to Peace
Authors: Arthur Boutellis
Date: May 2011

Title: The UN Security Council and the Responsibility to Protect: Policy, Process, and Practice
Date: March 2011

Title: Transnational Organized Crime and the Palermo Convention: A Reality Check
Authors: André Standing
Date: December 2010

Title: The United Nations Security Council and Civil War: First Insights from a New Dataset
Authors: Chris Perry, Christoph Mikulaschek, James Cockayne
Date: September 2010

Title: Election-Related Disputes and Political Violence: Strengthening the Role of the African Union in Preventing, Managing, and Resolving Conflict
Date: July 2010

Title: A New Approach? Deradicalization Programs and Counterterrorism
Authors: Ellie B. Hearne, Nur Laiq
Date: July 2010

Title: Power, Politics, and Change: How International Actors Assess Local Context
Authors: Vanessa Wyeth, Paul Romita
Date: June 2010

Title: Underdevelopment, Resource Scarcity, and Environmental Degradation
Date: December 2009

Title: From Uganda to the Congo and Beyond: Pursuing the Lord's Resistance Army
Authors: Ronald R. Atkinson
Date: November 2009

Title: The Invisible Tide: Towards an International Strategy to Deal with Drug Trafficking Through West Africa
Authors: James Cockayne, Phil Williams
Date: October 2009

Title: Mediation and Peace Processes: IPI Blue Paper no. 8
Authors: Christoph Mikulaschek
Date: October 2009

Title: Biosecurity: Task Forces on Strengthening Multilateral Security Capacity
Authors: Pim Valdre
Date: October 2009

Title: A Choice for Peace? The Story of Forty-One Days of Mediation in Kenya
Authors: Elisabeth Lindenmayer, Josie Lianna Kaye
Date: October 2009

Title: Global Terrorism: IPI Blue Paper no. 4
Authors: Naureen Chowdhury Fink, Lead Rapportuer
Date: August 2009

Title: A Workshop with the UN Working Group on Mercenaries
Authors: James Cockayne
Date: August 2009

Title: Understanding Local Context: The Use of Assessment Tools for Conflict-Affected and Fragile States
Date: July 2009

Title: Peacebuilding: IPI Blue Paper no. 10
Authors: Jenna Slotin, Lead Rapportuer
Date: July 2009

Title: Beyond Market Forces: Regulating the Global Security Industry
Authors: James Cockayne, Alison Gurin, Emily Speers Mears, Iveta Cherneva, Sheila Oviedo, Dylan Yaeger
Date: July 2009

Title: The Responsibility to Protect (RtoP) and Genocide Prevention in Africa
Authors: Jenna Slotin, Castro Wesamba, Teemt Bekele
Date: June 2009

Title: Small Arms and Light Weapons
Date: June 2009

Title: Managing Complexity: Political and Managerial Challenges in UN Peace Operations
Authors: Adam Smith, editor, Caty Clement, editor
Date: June 2009

Title: Weapons of Mass Destruction
Date: May 2009

Title: Peace Operations
Date: May 2009

Title: Countering Terrorism in South Asia: Strengthening Multilateral Engagement
Authors: Eric Rosand, Naureen Chowdhury Fink, Jason Ipe
Date: May 2009

Title: Conflict Prevention and the Responsibility to Protect
Date: April 2009

Title: Private Military and Security Companies: A Framework for Regulation
Authors: James Cockayne, Emily Speers Mears
Date: March 2009

Title: West Africa: Governance and Security in a Changing Region
Authors: Abdel-Fatau Musah
Date: February 2009

Title: Transnational Organized Crime
Date: January 2009

Title: Southern Africa: Threats and Capabilities
Authors: Gavin Cawthra
Date: November 2008

Title: North Africa: New Challenges, Old Regimes, and Regional Security
Authors: Claire Spencer
Date: November 2008

Title: Eastern Africa: Security and the Legacy of Fragility
Authors: Gilbert M. Khadiagala
Date: October 2008

Title: Governing the Global Economy: Strengthening Multilateral Institutions
Authors: Ngaire Woods
Date: July 2008

Title: Resource Scarcity: Responding to the Security Challenge
Authors: Richard A. Matthew
Date: April 2008

Title: Managing Contradictions: The Inherent Dilemmas of Postwar Statebuilding
Authors: Roland Paris, Timothy D. Sisk
Date: November 2007

Title: The UN Security Council's Counterterrorism Program: What Lies Ahead?
Authors: Eric Rosand, Alistair Millar, Jason Ipe
Date: October 2007

Title: Global Public Health and Biosecurity: Managing Twenty-First Century Risks
Authors: Margaret Kruk
Date: July 2007

Title: Food Security: Vulnerability Despite Abundance
Authors: Marc Cohen
Date: July 2007

Title: Poverty and Conflict: The Inequality Link
Authors: Ravi Kanbur
Date: June 2007

Title: Population Trends: Humanity in Transition
Authors: Joseph Chamie
Date: June 2007

Title: Energy Security: Investment or Insecurity
Authors: Fatih Birol
Date: May 2007

Title: Climate Change and Conflict: The Migration Link
Authors: Nils Petter Gleditsch, Idean Salehyan, Ragnhild Nordås
Date: May 2007

Title: Transnational Organized Crime: Multilateral Responses to a Rising Threat
Authors: James Cockayne
Date: April 2007

Title: Nuclear Weapons: The Politics of Non-Proliferation
Authors: Christine Wing
Date: April 2007

Title: Global Terrorism: Multilateral Institutional Responses to an Extraordinary Threat
Authors: Eric Rosand
Date: April 2007

Title: Small Arms and Light Weapons: Towards Global Public Policy
Authors: Keith Krause
Date: March 2007

Title: Peacemaking and Mediation: Dynamics of a Changing Field
Authors: Chester Crocker
Date: March 2007

Title: New Challenges for Peacekeeping: the “War on Terror”
Authors: Richard Gowan, Ian Johnstone
Date: March 2007

Title: Global Political Violence: Explaining the Post-Cold War Decline
Authors: Andrew Mack
Date: March 2007

Title: Ending Wars and Building Peace
Authors: Charles Call, Elizabeth Cousens
Date: March 2007

Title: The Middle East: Fragility and Crisis
Authors: Markus E. Bouillon
Date: February 2007

Title: Latin America and the Caribbean: Domestic and Transnational Insecurity
Authors: Arlene B. Tickner
Date: February 2007

Title: Europe: Crises of Identity
Authors: Shada Islam
Date: February 2007

Title: Central Asia and the Caucasus: A Vulnerable Crescent
Authors: Thomas de Waal, Anna Matveeva
Date: February 2007

Title: Asia: Towards Security Cooperation
Authors: Michael Vatikiotis
Date: February 2007

Title: Africa: Confronting Complex Threats
Authors: Kwesi Aning
Date: February 2007

Title: Development and Security in the Pacific Island Region
Authors: M. Anne Brown
Date: September 2006

Title: State-building and Constitutional Design after Conflict
Authors: Vanessa Hawkins Wyeth, Kristi Samuels
Date: August 2006

Title: Fuelling the Niger Delta Crisi
Authors: James Cockayne
Date: March 2006

Title: Remittances in Conflict and Crises: How Remittances Sustain Livelihoods in War, Crises and Transitions to Peace
Authors: Micah N. Bump, Patricia Weiss Fagen
Date: February 2006

Title: International Assistance to Countries Emerging from Conflict. A Review of Fifteen Years of Interventions and the Future of Peacebuilding
Authors: Alberto Cutillo
Date: February 2006

Title: Securing the Rule of Law: Assessing International Strategies for Post-Conflict Criminal Justice
Authors: Reyko Huang
Date: November 2005

Title: Taking the International Rule of Law Seriously
Authors: Laurence Boisson de Chazournes
Date: October 2005

Title: In Good Company? The Role of Business in Security Sector Reform
Authors: Francesco Mancini
Date: October 2005

Title: Housing, Land, Property and Conflict Management: Identifying Policy Options for Rule of Law Programming
Authors: Agnes Hurwitz, Kaysie Studdard, Rhodri Williams
Date: October 2005

Title: Rule of Law Programs in Peace Operations
Authors: Agnes Hurwitz, Kaysie Studdard
Date: August 2005

Title: Kashmir: From Persistence to Progress?
Authors: Cyrus Samii
Date: August 2005

Title: Police Reform in Post Conflict Societies: What We Know and What We Still Need to Know
Authors: William O'Neill
Date: April 2005

Title: Making States Work: From State Failure to State-Building
Authors: Simon Chesterman, Michael Ignatieff, Ramesh Thakur
Date: July 2004

Title: EU-UN Partnership in Crisis Management: Developments and Prospects
Authors: Alexandra Novosseloff
Date: June 2004

Title: The Future of UN State-Building: Strategic and Operational Challenges and the Legacy of Iraq
Authors: Kirsti Samuels, Sebastian von Einsiedel
Date: May 2004

Title: Program on Economic Agendas in Civil Wars: Principal Research Findings and Policy Recommendations
Authors: Karen Ballentine
Date: May 2004

Title: War Economies in a Regional Context: Overcoming the Challenges of Transformation
Authors: Kaysie Studdard
Date: March 2004

Title: Peacebuilding as the Link between Security and Development: Is the Window of Opportunity Closing?
Authors: Necla Tschirgi
Date: January 2004

Title: You, The People: The United Nations, Transitional Administration, and State-Building
Authors: Simon Chesterman
Date: November 2003

Title: From Promise to Practice: Strengthening UN Capacities for the Prevention of Violent Conflict
Authors: Chandra Lekha Sriram, Karin Wermester
Date: May 2003

Title: From Promise to Practice: Revitalizing the General Assembly for the New Millennium
Date: May 2003

Title: Beyond Greed and Grievance: Policy Lessons from Studies in the Political Economy of Armed Conflict
Authors: Karen Ballentine, Heiko Nitzschke
Date: May 2003

Title: A Framework for Lasting Disarmament, Demobilization, and Reintegration of Former Combatants in Crisis Situations
Authors: Lotta Hagman, Zoe Nielsen
Date: December 2002

Title: Responding to Terrorism: What Role for the United Nations?
Authors: William O'Neill
Date: October 2002

Title: Economic Priorities for Peace Implementation
Authors: Susan L. Woodward
Date: October 2002

Title: Challenges in Peacekeeping: Past, Present and Future
Date: October 2002

Title: Tiptoeing Through Afghanistan: The Future of UN State-Building
Authors: Simon Chesterman
Date: September 2002

Title: The Infrastructure of Peace in Africa: Assessing the Peacebuilding Capacity of African Institutions
Authors: Monica Juma, Aida Mengistu
Date: September 2002

Title: Justice Under International Administration: Kosovo, East Timor and Afghanistan
Authors: Simon Chesterman
Date: September 2002

Title: Security and Development in Sierra Leone
Authors: Lotta Hagman
Date: June 2002

Title: The Politics of Sanctions
Authors: Simon Chesterman, Béatrice Pouligny
Date: May 2002

Title: The Political Economy of War and Peace
Authors: Charles Cater
Date: May 2002

Title: Policies and Practices for Regulating Resource Flows to Armed Conflict
Authors: Jake Sherman
Date: May 2002

Title: Sharing Best Practices on Conflict Resolution
Authors: John Packer, Albrecht Schnabel, Chandra Lekha Sriram, Augustine Toure
Date: April 2002

Title: Sharing Best Practices on Conflict Resolution
Authors: Sara Lodge
Date: April 2002

Title: Options for Promoting Corporate Responsibility in Conflict Zones: Perspectives from the Private Sector
Authors: Jake Sherman
Date: April 2002

Title: Sustainable Peace as Democratization: The Experiences of Haiti and Guatemala
Authors: Chetan Kumar, Sara Lodge, Karen Resnick
Date: March 2002

Title: Economic Agendas in Civil Wars: Defining and Developing the Role of the UN
Authors: Alexandra Guaqueta
Date: March 2002

Title: Discussions at the Release of The Responsibility to Protect
Authors: Simon Chesterman
Date: February 2002

Title: Lessons Learned: Peacebuilding in Haiti
Authors: Lotta Hagman
Date: January 2002

Title: From Promise to Practice: Strengthening UN Capacities for the Prevention of Violent Conflict
Authors: Chandra Lekha Sriram
Date: January 2002

Title: Empowering Local Actors: The UN and Multi-Track Conflict Prevention
Authors: Ben Rawlence
Date: December 2001

Title: The Economics of War
Authors: Jake Sherman
Date: September 2001

Title: Kosovo in Limbo: State-Building and "Substantial Autonomy"
Authors: Simon Chesterman
Date: August 2001

Title: The Challenges of Strategic Coordination: Containing Opposition and Sustaining Implementation of Peace Agreements in Civil Wars
Authors: Bruce D. Jones
Date: June 2001

Title: Managing Security Challenges in Post-Conflict Peacebuilding
Authors: Sheila Coutts, Kelvin Ong
Date: June 2001

Title: East Timor in Transition: From Conflict Prevention to State-Building
Authors: Simon Chesterman
Date: May 2001

Title: Private Sector Actors in Zones of Conflict: Research Challenges and Policy Responses
Authors: Jake Sherman
Date: April 2001

Title: Refashioning the Dialogue: Regional Perspectives on the Brahimi Report on UN Operations
Date: February 2001

Title: From Promise to Practice: Strengthening UN Capacities for the Prevention of Violent Conflict
Authors: Chandra Lekha Sriram
Date: February 2001

Title: The UN, Europe, and Crisis Management
Authors: Kelvin Ong
Date: December 2000

Title: Humanitarian Action: A Symposium Summary
Authors: Jake Sherman
Date: November 2000

Title: Competing Claims: Self-Determination, Security and the United Nations
Authors: Simon Chesterman, Tom Farer, Timothy D. Sisk
Date: November 2000

Title: From Reaction to Prevention: Opportunities fo the UN System in the New Millennium
Authors: Charles K. Cater, Karin Wermester
Date: April 2000

Title: Civilians in War: 100 Years after the Hague Peace Conference
Authors: Charles K. Cater, Bruce D. Jones
Date: September 1999

Title: IPA Seminar on UN/NATO Relationship — 'Cooperation between the UN and NATO: Quo Vadis?'
Authors: David M. Malone
Date: June 1999

Title: Economic Agendas in Civil Wars: A Conference Summary
Authors: Adekeye Adebajo
Date: April 1999

Title: Prospects for Peace in Afghanistan: The Role of Pakistan
Authors: Ameen Jan
Date: February 1999

Title: Peacebuilding in the Democratic Republic of Congo
Authors: Musifiky Mwanasali
Date: April 1998

Title: Peacebuilding in Cambodia
Authors: Michael W. Doyle
Date: December 1996

Title: Healing the Wounds: Refugees, Reconstruction and Reconciliation
Authors: Elizabeth M. Cousens, Ameen Jan, Alison Parker
Date: June 1996