Reconnecting Joined-up Approaches: Nation-building through state-building

This paper examines the tensions between the long-term goal of building government capacity as the basis for sustainable development and the equally important but shorter-term goal of securing a political settlement and delivering basic security. When these two objectives are pursued separately, they can conflict with each other. The need for quick results on . . . → Read More: Reconnecting Joined-up Approaches: Nation-building through state-building

Understanding Africa’s Contemporary Conflicts

Select conference papers from the AHSI Conference on Peace and Security in Africa ‘Beyond the African Union Charter, Peace, Security and Justice’, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, 21 – 22 February 2008.

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World Disasters Report 2010 – Focus on Urban Risk

Published by The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies.

The signs of our vulnerability to urban risk are everywhere.

An earthquake can bring hospitals, schools and homes tumbling down with unspeakably tragic consequences. A volcano can throw city airports into chaos. Flood waters can turn well-kept streets into detritus-strewn canals. The . . . → Read More: World Disasters Report 2010 – Focus on Urban Risk

African Institutions in a Changing Regional and Global Security Environment

The fifteenth annual IPI New York Seminar took place at the Thayer Hotel at West Point on the campus of the United States Military Academy on April 28-30, 2010. The seminar explored the evolving relationship between the United Nations and African institutions, including the African Union and subregional organizations, in developing a new peace . . . → Read More: African Institutions in a Changing Regional and Global Security Environment

UN Security Council and Civil Wars

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UN Security Council Report on Somalia

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State of the Region

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