Peace and Security Operations

 

There are 107 items related to Peace and Security Operations. Items are listed by date added.

 

Climate Change and the UN Security Council: Bully Pulpit or Bull in a China Shop?

Climate Change and the UN Security Council: Bully Pulpit or Bull in a China Shop?

Source: Global Environmental Politics , 2017

Author(s): Ken Conca, Joe Thwaites, and Goueun Lee

Topics: Climate Change, Conflict Prevention, Dispute Resolution/Mediation, Peace and Security Operations

Added: 17/08/2017

 

Although claims about climate/conflict links remain contested, concerns that climate change will affect peace and security have gained traction in academic, activist, and policy circles. One set of pressures for responsive action has centered on the UN Security Council, which has held several often-contentious debates on the topic. Whether the...

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Report of the Secretary-General on the Situation in Abyei

Report of the Secretary-General on the Situation in Abyei

Source: UN Security Council, 2017

Countries: South Sudan

Topics: Dispute Resolution/Mediation, Land, Peace and Security Operations

Added: 06/08/2017

 

The present report is submitted pursuant to paragraph 32 of Security Council resolution 2352 (2017), in which the Council requested me to continue to inform it of progress in implementing the mandate of the United Nations Interim Security Force for Abyei (UNISFA), and to bring to its immediate attention any...

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Armed Conflict and Protection of the Environment: Possible or Not?

Armed Conflict and Protection of the Environment: Possible or Not?

Source: ELI, UN Environment, and American University, 2017

Author(s): Marie G. Jacobsson

Topics: Governance, Peace and Security Operations, Weapons, Waste, and Pollution

Added: 31/07/2017

 

Ambassador Marie G. Jacobsson was Special Rapporteur for the topic “Protection of the Environment in Relation to Armed Conflicts” (2013-16) and Member of the UN International Law Commission 2007-16. This article is an abridged version of the Fourth Al-Moumin Distinguished Lecture on Environmental Peacebuilding, delivered on November 3, 2016, which recognizes...

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Ecologist Special Report: Ecological Conservation in Post-Conflict Colombia

Ecologist Special Report: Ecological Conservation in Post-Conflict Colombia

Source: Ecologist, 2017

Author(s): Forest Ray

Countries: Colombia

Topics: Conflict Prevention, Peace Agreements, Peace and Security Operations, Renewable Resources

Added: 19/06/2017

 

Colombia stands at a crossroads. The Colombian government and the Armed Revolutionary Forces of Colombia (FARC) recently signed a peace accord, signaling an end to the Western Hemisphere's longest running war. The deal was signed with extensive international assistance, particularly from the United States, whose continued financial and military aid...

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Conflicts and Security in Integrated Water Resources Management

Conflicts and Security in Integrated Water Resources Management

Source: Environmental Science and Policy, 2017

Author(s): Mohammad Al-Saidi

Topics: Governance, Peace and Security Operations, Renewable Resources

Added: 18/06/2017

 

Water sector reforms based on the concept of Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM) are criticized for not considering context, local realities or legitimacy during the implementation of water sector reforms. Universal remedies of IWRM can thus lead to resistance, conflicts and ultimately failures of interventions. This paper examines how conflicts...

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Climate Change and Conflict for Water a Threat to Peace and Security in South Asia

Climate Change and Conflict for Water a Threat to Peace and Security in South Asia

Source: Mahima Research Foundation and Social Welfare, 2016

Author(s): Abhaya K. Singh

Topics: Conflict Causes, Conflict Prevention, Peace and Security Operations, Renewable Resources

Added: 05/06/2017

 

There is a popular, tongue-in-cheek saying in America attributed to the writer Mark Twain, who lived through the early phase of the California Water Wars that “whiskey is for drinking and water is for fighting over.” It highlights the consequences, even if somewhat apocryphally, as ever-scarcer water resources create a...

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Environmental Security?

Environmental Security?

Source: Journal of Peace Research, 1996

Author(s): Nina Græger

Topics: Conflict Prevention, Cooperation, Governance, Peace and Security Operations

Added: 24/05/2017

 

The literature on 'environmental security' struggles with conceptual and methodological shortcomings, questioning the analytical value of the concept. Lodgaard and Westing claim that linking the environment to security - and thereby to 'high politics' - has created the political awareness and sense of urgency required to resolve environmental problems and...

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ASEAN's Environmental Challenges and Non-Traditional Security Cooperation: Towards a Regional Peacekeeping Force?

ASEAN's Environmental Challenges and Non-Traditional Security Cooperation: Towards a Regional Peacekeeping Force?

Source: Austrian Journal of South-East Asian Studies, 2014

Author(s): Borchers, Henning 

Topics: Cooperation, Peace and Security Operations

Added: 24/05/2017

 

This article reflects on the prospect for an ASEAN peacekeeping force and regional security cooperation. I argue that progress on ‘soft’ security issues stands to facilitate a slow deepening of ‘hard’ security cooperation at the ASEAN level. Governments of ASEAN member states are still reluctant to develop a regional mechanism...

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Stability and Sustainability in Peace Building: Priority Area for Warfare Ecology

Stability and Sustainability in Peace Building: Priority Area for Warfare Ecology

Source: NATO Science for Peace and Security Series C: Environmental Security, 2011

Author(s): Ashok Swain and Florian Krampe

Topics: Land, Peace and Security Operations, Programming

Added: 20/04/2017

 

The chapter aims to highlight the importance of efficient management of the environment in providing stable and sustainable peace to a post-conflict society. An attempt has been made to give selected cases where sustainable economic development is neglected and short-term, situational development is favored in post-conflict peacebuilding systems. The negative...

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Firestone and the Warlord: The Untold Story of Firestone, Charles Taylor and the Tragedy of Liberia

Firestone and the Warlord: The Untold Story of Firestone, Charles Taylor and the Tragedy of Liberia

Source: ProPublica and PBS Frontline, 2014

Author(s): T. Chrisian Miller and Jonathan Jones

Countries: Liberia

Topics: Governance, Peace and Security Operations, Renewable Resources

Added: 29/03/2017

 

A joint reporting project by ProPublica and PBS Frontline, “Firestone and the Warlord” reached hundreds of thousands of viewers when it first aired Nov. 18. “Chilling,” Salon wrote. “Gripping,” said Fortune. “An example of the reason we bother to scrutinize history,” said the New York Times. The project provoked conversation...

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