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Publication date:23 Jul 2007

Climate and energy security: towards a low carbon economy [WP866]

This conference discussed the following points: This annual conference with the Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Partnership (REEEP) brought together over 80 participants from around…

Publication date:16 Jul 2007

What future priorities for the United Nations? [WP850]

Counter-terrorism and counter-proliferation are, in several respects, separate worlds. The former is fundamentally concerned with countering ideas, theologies and political groups; the latter with controlling…

Publication date:9 Jul 2007

Wilton Park British German Forum 2007: creating a sustainable future: how? [WP863]

This conference discussed the following points: What are the key economic and environmental challenges that the planet is facing? What do Britain and Germany need…

Publication date:28 Jun 2007

Human trafficking: how best to stem the flow? [WP854]

This conference discussed the following points: What are the most effective immigration, policing, and judicial strategies to reduce human trafficking? How to ensure that the…

Publication date:18 Jun 2007

Trans-border consequence management: responding to major acts of CBRN terrorism in Europe [WP855]

This conference discussed the following points: How prepared is Europe for a chemical, biological, radiological or nuclear attack against one or more European targets? What…

Publication date:4 Jun 2007

International peace support operations: how can the capacity challenges be met? [WP844]

This conference discussed: 2006 saw a further increase in the deployment of UN peacekeeping forces: at the end of the year, there were 80,368 troops,…

Publication date:26 May 2007

Managing risk through policymaking: sensible precaution or fear of trying? [WPS07/5]

Conference conclusions: Given such a broad topic as ‘managing risk’, agreement among all participants was neither possible nor desired. In future policy making, it would…

Publication date:19 May 2007

Southern perspectives on reform of the international development architecture [WP887]

This conference discussed the following points:  The architecture’s key institutions; Other international and regional factors, including trade and investment agreements; Specific trends in the current…

Publication date:16 May 2007

CBRN terrorism: mapping the threat [WP860]

This conference discussed the following points: What is the threat from a terrorist attack using chemical, biological, radiological or nuclear (CBRN)weapons? Can low-tech methods be…

Publication date:3 May 2007

The struggle for unity and authority in Islam: reviving the caliphate? [WP886]

This conference discussed the following points: Is there such a thing as an ‘Islamic’ political system? What are the key issues surrounding the debate about…