Lakhdar Brahimi, a former Algerian foreign minister and longtime U.N. diplomat agreed to succeed former Secretary-General Kofi Annan as peace envoy to Syria, the United Nations said.

Read the full AP article here

Aug 17, 2012
Middle East, Syria
Arab Awakening

Richard Gowan speaks with the BBC about the UN Syrian envoy transition from Kofi Annan to Lakhdar Brahimi?

Watch video here

Aug 16, 2012
Richard Gowan
Middle East, Syria

The recent national elections have refocused international attention on Libya. In this new op-ed, Emily O'Brien draws attention to the deep engagement of the international community in rebuilding Libya, a role that has gone largely overlooked.

Read the full World Politics Review article here by Emily O'Brien

Jul 26, 2012
Emily O'Brien
Middle East, Libya
Fragile States

The International Role in Libya's Transition tracks international efforts to assist the peacebuilding process in Libya, from August 2011 when the Libyan war entered its final stages to the year-long renewal of the mandate for the UN Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) in March 2012, drawing attention to the deep level of international engagement there.

Jul 10, 2012
Emily O'Brien, Richard Gowan
Middle East, Libya
Fragile States

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