While there will be grand pronouncements and formal sessions at the gathering of world leaders for the United Nations General Assembly in New York this week, it will be the side events where the real work is done, according to Bruce Jones, an expert on international relations.

Read the full Epoch Times article here.

Sep 25, 2012
Bruce Jones
Middle East, Libya, Syria, Pakistan

Is the European Union about to engage in a proxy war in the Sahara?

Read the full World Politics Review article here by Richard Gowan

Aug 06, 2012
Richard Gowan
Libya, Sub-Saharan Africa
Fragile States

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 Libyan and Syrian crises have caused major international rifts over the use of force and crisis management. In February CIC convened a conference with the NYU Abu Dhabi Institute and the Brookings Institution to address how the U.S., its allies and emerging powers can rebuild trust around crisis diplomacy. The event involved scholars and officials from the U.S., Europe, China, India and Brazil.

May 01, 2012
Richard Gowan, Emily O'Brien
Libya, Syria

Annual Review of Global Peace Operations 2012

On Thursday 19 April 2012, the Center on International Cooperation (CIC) and the Center for International Peace Operations (ZIF) hosted a launch of the Annual review of Global Peace Operations 2012:

Peace Operations and the Extension of State Authority : The Experiences of Libya and South Sudan

Apr 27, 2012
Center on International Cooperation

In The Libyan War: A Diplomatic History, Emily O'Brien and Andrew Sinclair track multilateral efforts to manage the crisis from the first international responses to the uprising in Libya in February to the eve of the rebel assault on Tripoli in the second half of August. The report summarizes diplomatic negotiations across international and regional organizations ranging from the United Nations, NATO and the European Union to the African Union, League of Arab States and Organization of the Islamic Conference.

Aug 01, 2011
Richard Gowan, Emily O'Brien, Andrew Sinclair