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Final report from SIPRI’s New Geopolitics of Peace Operations Initiative now online

On 18 February 2015 the findings of the final report from SIPRI’s New Geopolitics of Peace Operations Initiative were launched at an event at the United Nations headquarters in New York City.

The report, The Future Peace Operations Landscape: Voices from stakeholders around the globe,
by SIPRI Senior Researcher Jaïr van der Lijn and SIPRI Researcher Xenia Avezov, is informed by a series of regional dialogue meetings and dozens of interviews with regional stakeholders. It examines regional perspectives on security issues and conflict-management approaches, and questions relating to the motives, financing and capacities of current UN peace operations.

At a time when the character of conflicts appears to be changing and the power balance between emerging and non-traditional powers is shifting, the report takes stock of changes in the global security landscape and their implications for future peace operations, and argues that the success of future peace operations will depend on managing expectations, allocating resources and balancing states’ contributions.

The launch event included a panel featuring Edmond Mulet (UN Assistant Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations), Youssef Mahmoud (Senior Adviser at the International Peace Institute, and a member of the High-Level Independent Panel on Peace Operations), Janne Taalas (Deputy Permanent Representative of Finland to the UN), Michèle Auga (Executive Director of the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung’s New York office), and SIPRI's Jaïr van der Lijn

Read the press release. The final report from SIPRI’s New Geopolitics of Peace Operations Initiative is now available for download via the SIPRI website.