International Peace Institute

International Peace Institute
(1970; New York, Vienna, Bahrain; 42 staff, 9 associates;

This independent, international not-for-profit think tank is dedicated to managing risk and building resilience to promote peace, security, and sustainable development. Their goal is to make peace operations more reliable and effective. Formerly the International Peace Academy (1970-2008), the new name reflects the organization’s evolution from its early role as a training academy to its mature identity as a policy-driven research institute.

Notable Projects:

  • The Global Observatory provides timely analysis papers on peace and security issues by experts, journalists, and policymakers.
  • The (PPP) in partnership with The Elliott School at George Washington University and the University of Queensland. This independent research project analyzes the factors that encourage or discourage states from contributing to UN peacekeeping operations, and aims to support efforts to “broaden the base” of troop- and police-contributing countries, and directly supports the work of the UN Department for Peacekeeping Operations (DPKO) Strategic Force Generation and Capability Planning Cell.
  • The Brian Urquhart Center for Peace Operations is geared towards supporting UN peace operations reform, mostly by supporting the UN Secretariat and member states in the implementation of recommendations from the 2015 High–Level Independent Panel of Peace Operations (HIPPO).
  • Offers workshops on “Applying HIPPO (High–Level Independent Panel of Peace Operations), which bring together member states, UN actors, and independent experts to analyze how UN policies and the recommendations of the HIPPO can be applied to country-specific contexts and peace operations.


  • Books, meeting notes, policy papers, issue briefs, series
  • Up-to-date peacekeeping profiles of specific countries;
  • A database of all military and police contributions to UN Peacekeeping (1991-present);
  • HIGHLIGHT: Road to a Better UN? Peace Operations and the Reform Agendas – A report on the state of UN peace operations and the reform agenda, including the IPI scorecard.

Leadership: Terje Rød-Larsen (President)

Budget: $9.5m

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