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Civil Society White Book on Peace and Security in Mali (2019) English Summary

This paper presents an English-language summary of the ‘Civil Society White Book on Peace and Security in Mali’. In the White Book, Malian civil society organizations call for political solutions to the deteriorating security situation in Mali. They offer policy recommendations to improve the effectiveness of current national and international security initiatives by taking the needs and priorities of local populations into account.

The World Food Programme’s Contribution to Improving the Prospects for Peace

Established in 2018, the knowledge partnership between SIPRI and the World Food Programme (WFP) aims is to assess whether WFP’s programming contributes to improving the prospects for peace, and if so, explaining how—while at the same time asking whether the programming has any unwanted negative effects. This report is the first publication of this partnership.

UN Police and the challenges of organized crime

This Discussion Paper considers peacekeeping’s challenges in dealing with the security and governance risks posed by organized crime in conflict-affected states, with a focus on the role of law enforcement and the United Nations police component. It contends that the environments in which peace operations are deployed have evolved due to the changing nature of armed conflicts—which are now mostly internal, involve multiple non-state armed groups, and are protracted and internationalized.

Bio Plus X: Arms Control and the Convergence of Biology and Emerging Technologies

Technological advances in the biological sciences have long presented a challenge to efforts to maintain biosecurity and prevent the proliferation of biological weapons. The convergence of developments in biotechnology with other, emerging technologies such as additive manufacturing, artificial intelligence and robotics has increased the possibilities for the development and use of biological weapons.

Climate Security – Making it #Doable

Climate-related events left no region unaffected in 2018. These events demonstrate how climate change impacts are worsening. Despite increased geopolitical tensions that seem to undermine the Agenda 2030 or the Paris Agreement, global and regional organisations have been able to achieve some progress in addressing and mitigating climate-related security risks. This report, prepared for the Planetary Security Conference taking place in The Hague on 19-20 February 2019, feeds into the conversation by sketching the past year’s trends in relation to climate and security.

Managing complexity: Addressing societal security challenges in the Baltic Sea region

More than 150 policymakers, researchers and practitioners gathered at Fotografiska in Stockholm on 11–12 June 2018 for the international conference ‘Managing complexity: Addressing societal security challenges in the Baltic Sea region’ co-hosted by the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) and the Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Sweden. The conference discussed strategies for protecting the safety of people and building effective resilience in the face of various contingencies, ranging from climate change to terrorism and major infrastructural disruption.