Final Step of the Institute for Peace in Partnership

On Thursday the 28th of April, the Institute for Peace in Partnership (IPP) presented its findings and recommendations to its clients Dr. Rory Keane, Head of the United Nations Liaison Office for Peace and Security, and his assistant Annika Kohnert. The Institute for Peace in Partnership’s findings derived from a long and enriching research process,…

Conference on EU-UN-AU Trilateral Cooperation in Peacekeeping

The Institute for Peace in Partnership organized a public conference on Wednesday 20th April 2016 on “EU-UN-AU Trilateral cooperation in Peacekeeping” at Vesalius College, Brussels, Belgium. The conference was held in accordance with the High-Level Panel on Peace Operations’ call for stronger global-regional partnerships. Indeed, the UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon demanded to build on past…

IPP’s Conference at Vesalius College: “Moving Towards AU-UN-EU Trilateral Cooperation in Peacekeeping” -Lessons learned and short-term priorities- The Institute for Peace in Partnership is organizing a public conference on the “Trilateral (EU-UN-AU) cooperation in Peacekeeping”. The conference is intended to offer an opportunity for experts, scholars, and students to engage in a dialogue on how best to…

UNIFIL and the difficult political process in Lebanon

The United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL) is one of the longest peacekeeping missions in place, in a country facing internal difficulties related to its political system. It is also one of the rare “traditional” peacekeeping operations, almost purely military affair led by its Force Comander Major-General Luciano Portolano (Italy), whereas most other UN operations…

EU-UN Partnership: Peace and Security Challenges for 2016

The partnership between the United Nations (UN) and the European Union (EU) is the most institutionalized channel of cooperation existing between the UN and a regional organization. The establishment of the UN-EU Steering Committee on Crisis Management in 2003 and the UN Liaison Office for Peace and Security in Brussels in 2011 notably paved the…

In which direction is the EU going? Foreign and Security Policy Trends

This past week, several events organized in Brussels offered a picture of the European Union’s direction for the year 2016. New threats, new challenges, and a new presidency of the Council could indeed foretell a new direction for the European Union (EU). The Institute for Peace in Partnership investigated on this possibility; here are its…