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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…

Publication date:23 Apr 2007

Africa: business, growth and poverty reduction [WP853]

The conference discussed: What is the potential for using community-based, ‘bottom-up’ approaches in countering terrorism in the EU and north America? To what extent are…

Publication date:30 Mar 2007

The European approach to democracy promotion [WPS07/4]

This conference discussed the following points: What should be the place of the democracy and human rights agendas in the European diplomatic, and development agendas?…

Publication date:19 Mar 2007

Children and armed conflict: towards a policy consensus and future agenda – ten years after the Machel Study [WP840]

This conference discussed the following points: How can challenges facing children in war situations best be addressed in the context of protection of civilians? How…

Publication date:15 Mar 2007

China’s international security role [WP843]

Our discussion: Do China and Russia share a common strategic outlook? What is the nature of China’s role in Africa? China and the US: co-operators,…

Publication date:1 Mar 2007

The future of public diplomacy [WP842]

This conference discussed the following points: What are the best public diplomacy strategies for the future?  What should public diplomacy seek to achieve?  How and…