Global Security Governance

Publication: “Preparing for a UN Emergency Peace Service”

H. Peter Langille FES Perspective, August 2012 This publication emphasizes the need for a United Nations Emergency Peace Service (UNEPS) and analyzes its key roles and requirements. UNEPS aims to create a permanent and standing, robust, highly trained and well-equipped more »

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Publication: “Egypt’s Regional Security Policy after the January 25 Revolution”

Abdul-Monem Al-Mashat FES Perspective, July 2012 After the end of President Mubarak’s regime Egypt is facing different regional and internal challenges. This publication analyzes the potential threats emanating from the Egyptian geo-strategic location, its neighboring countries, in particular Israel, Turkey more »

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Past Event: “The Changing Middle East: Implications for Regional and Global Politics”

11 July 2012, New York The recent turmoil in the Middle East has added an unsettled new dynamic to the long-standing policy challenges in the region. Against the backdrop of perennial concerns about Iran’s nuclear ambitions and capabilities and the more »

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Past Events: “Global Civil Society Perspectives on the Responsibility to Protect”

June 11 – 13, 2012 New York FES New York supported a series of meetings organized by Global Action to Prevent War (GAPW) and its partners from civil society organizations from various continents on the emerging norm of the “Responsibility more »

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Past Event: “Revisiting the Work of the UN Security Council of 2011 – Looking Back to Move Ahead”

16 March, 2012, 1:00 pm – 5:30 pm, Security Council Report, One Dag Hammarskjöld Plaza, 21st Floor, New York This half-day long workshop that FES New York organized at the “Security Council Report” was a stock-taking exercise of the Council’s more »

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Publication: “From Preparations to Negotiations for an Arms Trade Treaty”

Katherine Prizeman FES International Policy Analysis, March 2012 A majority of states is of the opinion that arms transfers should operate according to a common set of international standards. Hence, there is general support for negotiating an Arms Trade Treaty more »

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Publication – Global Threats and the Role of United Nations Sanctions

After the end of the Cold War, the UN Security Council has increasingly deployed sanctions as a coercive tool in response to peace and security threats. This International Policy Analysis describes how sanctions have evolved from a blunt tool to more »

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Publication – The Security Council’s Credibility Problem

In this new FES New York Perspective Richard Gowan argues that 2011 was ultimately a disappointing year for the UN Security Council. Although initially playing a central role in the international response to the crises in Libya and Côte d’Ivoire, more »

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Publication – Minding the Gap: Approaches and Challenges to Robust Civilian Protection

In the last two decades the international community’s toolbox for the protection of civilians from mass atrocity crimes has evolved gradually. Today, not only exists a multitude of non-coercive measures, but also a wide array of robust and coercive forms more »

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Publication – Reforming the Working Methods of the UN Security Council

This FES Perspective argues that the continuing discussion about the reform of the UN Security Council should not only focus on the highly contentious issues of composition and membership. Rather, attention should be given to low-profile measure such as the more »

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