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This report sets out to show how the UN can reinforce its utility and legitimacy in conflict prevention and mediation in a complex international environment. It draws on a series of case studies on conflict prevention for the NYU Center on International Cooperation (CIC)—including analyses of the Asia-Pacific, Latin America, Middle East and West Africa—which show how the UN’s engagement in the deterioration phases of a series of recent crises has prevented or reduced conflict, or at least has established a framework for later peace talks.

Jul 05, 2010
Bruce Jones, Richard Gowan, Andrew Hart, Sara Batmanglich

Rwanda has warned it will not tolerate attempts to blame it for a rebel insurgency in eastern Congo but vowed to use its two-year U.N. Security Council stint to help put an end to the conflict that has destabilized its much larger neighbor.

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Jan 02, 2013
Richard Gowan

The Annual Review of Global Peace Operations and the Review of Political Missions have evolved into the Global Peace Operations Review, an interactive web-portal presenting in-depth analysis and detailed data on military peacekeeping operations and civilian-led political missions by the United Nations, regional organizations, and ad-hoc coalitions. The website can be accessed here Global Peace Operations Review

West Africa, with its proximity to the world’s fastest growing and most lucrative consumer market for South American cocaine, is fast becoming a magnet for Latin American drug traffickers. Read the full Dallas Morning News article here

Apr 23, 2012
Organized Crime

The sixth edition of the Annual Review of Global Peace Operations was published by Lynn Reinner Publishers on 1 February 2011 and can be purchased here

Praise for the Annual Review:

"A vital reference for peace and conflict studies and global politics collections,"  Library Journal

The fifth edition of the Annual Review of Global Peace Operations was published by Lynn Reinner Publishers on 1 February 2010 and can be downloaded here.

Praise for the Annual Review:

"A vital reference for peace and conflict studies and global politics collections."  Libary Journal

The fourth edition of the Annual Review of Global Peace Operations was published by Lynn Reinner Publishers on 3 March 2009 and can be downloaded here

Praise for the Annual Review:

"An essential resource for understanding peacekeeping’s contribution to international security." Stephen Stedman, Stanford University

The first edition of the Annual Review of Global Peace Operations was published by Lynn Reinner Publishers on 1 February 2006 and can be downloaded here.

Praise for the Annual Review:

"This excellent book presents lots of data, solid analysis, and good graphics."—Choice

The second edition of the Annual Review of Global Peace Operations was published by Lynn Reinner Publishers on 1 February 2007 and can be downloaded here

Praise for the Annual Review:

"A splendid anthology of facts and figures cleverly and attractively presented"—Ramesh Thakur, International Journal

Providing humanitarian assistance amid conflict has always been a dangerous and difficult endevour; however, over the last decade aid worker casualties tripled, reaching over 100 deaths per year. From 2005 onwards the largest numbers of violent attacks on humanitarian personnel have been concentrated in a small number of countries representing the most difficult and volatile operating environments. Attacks in some of these settings have also grown more lethal and sophisticated and the number of kidnappings has risen dramatically.

Feb 01, 2011
Abby Stoddard, Adele Harmer, Jan Egeland

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