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Publication date:17 May 2010

The European Union’s External Action Service: ensuring strategic coherence and effective delivery [WP1065]

We held a consultation to define the aims and objectives of the European Union’s External Action Service: What is it for?…

Publication date:19 Apr 2010

Latin America: tackling the cocaine trade [WP1029]

This conference asked the following questions: What are the underlying trends and their causes in drugs production, transit and usage in Latin America? What impact…

Publication date:11 Mar 2010

Winning ‘Hearts and Minds’ in Afghanistan: assessing the effectiveness of development aid in COIN operations [WP1022]

This conference discussed the following points: What are the main factors fuelling the insurgency in Afghanistan, and how can reconstruction and development programs address these?…

Publication date:1 Mar 2010

Indonesia: what role as a contemporary global actor? [WP1019]

This conference discussed the following points: What needs to be done to strengthen Indonesia’s governance, economy and social development to enable it to address effectively…

Publication date:18 Feb 2010

The High North: challenges and opportunities [WP1017]

The effects of global warming are reflected with greatest intensity in the polar regions. The Arctic, once politically and literally frozen is melting at a…

Publication date:15 Feb 2010

Yemen: prospects for security, stability and development [WP1014]

This conference discussed the following points: Public finances and the economy: what are the prospects beyond oil and gas? What is the impact on public…

Publication date:3 Feb 2010

Africa 2010: the key challenges [WP1027]

2010 is an important year for Africa and development; the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) will be reviewed in September; for many African countries it is the…

Publication date:14 Jan 2010

Reviewing the work and functioning of the Human Rights Council. What are the priority issues? [WP1013]

This conference constitutes the sixth of our annual human rights meetings sponsored by the Norwegian and Swiss Governments, which bring together human rights experts from…

Publication date:19 Nov 2009

Dialogue with Russia: moving from a resource based to a knowledge based economy [WP996]

This conference discussed the following points What cultural, social and economic trends is Russia exploring for future development? What ambitions do younger generations have for…

Publication date:4 Nov 2009

Ukraine: political and socio-economic development [WP988]

This conference discussed the following points: As Presidential elections near, where does Ukraine stand today and where does it want to go? What are its…