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SIPRI’s New Geopolitics of Peace Operations project concludes a series of five regional dialogue meetings in Africa

On November 16-18, SIPRI organized a regional dialogue meeting in Bamako, Mali on the future of peace operations and conflict management in Northern Africa. This was the fifth and final regional meeting in the series organized within the project New Geopolitics of Peace Operations II: African Outlooks on Conflict Management. The project aims to better understand how to prepare peace operations for the diverse security environments in Africa, while promoting local and international dialogue on the future of peace and security.

SIPRI researchers participate in regional dialogue meetings in Brussels and Hanoi

Image: Jaïr van der Lijn and Xenia Avezov (left) at the final regional dialogue meeting of the New Geopolitics of Peace Operations initiative in Hanoi, Viet Nam.

 

Earlier this month Dr Jair van der Lijn and Xenia Avezov of SIPRI's Armed Conflict and Conflict Management Programme delivered the final two regional dialogue meetings of the New Geopolitics of Peace Operations initiative in Brussels and Hanoi.

Arab Spring redefines conflict; 'fewer but newer' nuclear weapons; peacekeeping numbers plateau—new SIPRI Yearbook out now

Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) today launches the findings of SIPRI Yearbook 2012, which assesses the current state of international security, armaments and disarmament.
 

Key findings include: 

  • Upheavals in the Middle East and North Africa in 2011 highlighted the changing character of contemporary armed conflict
     
  • Major powers continued to reduce stockpiles of nuclear weapons, while pursuing weapon modernization programmes

Nuclear force reductions and modernizations continue; drop in peacekeeping troops; no progress in cluster munitions control—new SIPRI Yearbook out now

Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) today launches the findings of SIPRI Yearbook 2013, which assesses the current state of international security, armaments and disarmament. Key findings include: (a) alone among the five legally recognized nuclear weapon states, China expanded its nuclear arsenal in 2012; (b)the number of personnel deployed with peace operations worldwide is falling rapidly, due to the withdrawal from Afghanistan; and (c) progress towards a global ban on cluster munitions stalled in 2012.

 

Afghanistan needs civilian strategy, says SIPRI

Alongside the military exit strategy, the international community needs a civilian entry strategy for Afghanistan in which donors continue or even increase their development assistance after the military have left. Afghans’ desire for continuing basic services and a strong Afghan government are stressed in a new report by Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) presented today at a meeting of donors and civil society in Kabul.

Nuclear force reductions and modernizations continue; peace operations increase—new SIPRI Yearbook out now

Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) today launches the findings of SIPRI Yearbook 2015, which assesses the current state of armaments, disarmament and international security. Key findings include: (1) all the nuclear weapon-possessing states are working to develop new nuclear weapon systems and/or upgrade their existing ones; and (2) the number of personnel deployed with peace operations worldwide continues to fall while the number of peace operations increases.

 

Success of future peace operations will depend on managing expectations, allocating resources and balancing states’ contributions, says SIPRI

A new report by Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) identifies clarifying expectations, aligning resources and equitable burden sharing as key components of successful future peace operations. The report, to be launched today in New York City, aims to feed into a larger United Nations review of its peace operations.

UN peace operations have not become more dangerous, suggests new SIPRI report ahead of peacekeeping summit

A new report by the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) on fatality trends in United Nations peace operations reveals that the rate of peacekeepers dying while in the service of the UN has steadily fallen over the past 25 years. The report, released to coincide with the summit on UN peacekeeping in New York, hosted later today by US President Barack Obama, provides a timely counterpoint to the popular perception that UN peace operations have become increasingly dangerous.

SIPRI and PAX: Hope for peace in South Sudan, but fragmentation still a risk

According to the report Scenarios for South Sudan in 2020, released today by the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) and Dutch peace organisation PAX, there is hope for a peaceful future in South Sudan if the 2015 peace agreement is implemented and the peace process opened up beyond the current parties. Otherwise, the human cost will likely be tremendous and the country might even risk complete fragmentation.

SIPRI publishes new reports on African regional dialogues

As part of the second phase of the New Geopolitics of Peace Operations Initiative, SIPRI co-organized a series of dialogue meetings with diplomats, military representatives and academics in five subregions of Africa: West Africa (Abuja), the Greater Horn of Africa (Addis Ababa), Central Africa (Douala), Southern Africa (Maputo) and Sahel-Saharan Africa (Bamako).

Reports from each of the dialogue meetings are now available for download from the SIPRI website. Each report highlights several key themes that emerged from the regional dialogues.

New SIPRI research on peace operations and non-traditional security challenges

SIPRI launched the third phase of the New Geopolitics of Peace Operations–which focuses on the role of peace operations in dealing with non-traditional security challenges–with the publication of the Background Paper, ‘Multilateral peace operations and the challenges of terrorism and violent extremism’, and the organization of a dialogue meeting on the same topic.

The state preferred as justice and security provider over non-state and informal actors—new SIPRI/Cordaid study on CAR and DRC

In two days, on 14 November, the mandate of the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in the Central African Republic (MINUSCA) will be renewed, as will the mandate of the United Nations Organization Stabilization Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (MONUSCO), next month.

Declining trends in multilateral peace operations continued in 2019; attention shifting towards the Middle East and North Africa–new SIPRI data

While the number of United Nations and non-UN multilateral peace operations increased slightly in 2019, the number of personnel deployed in them decreased, according to new data from the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI).

SIPRI co-hosts event on improving the effectiveness of UN peace operations against climate-related impacts

As part of the Climate-related peace and security risks project, SIPRI co-hosted an expert roundtable on maintaining the operational resilience of peacekeeping operations in the face of climate-related disruptions. The event was held on 10 May in New York.

New video series: Towards a new civilian CSDP Compact

SIPRI is pleased to launch a new video series on perceptions on civilian crisis management and the efforts to strengthen the civilian Common Security and Defence Policy (CSDP) missions of the European Union (EU). The series features interviews with officials from EU member states and experts from the European Centre of Excellence for Civilian Crisis Management and other relevant European organizations.