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09 Sep 2010 description

Haiti, Natural Disasters, Human Rights, Internal Displacement

Elizabeth Ferris, Senior Fellow, Foreign Policy

National Council of Churches' Working Group on Haiti

September 09, 2010 - In a presentation to the National Council of Churches' working group on Haiti, Elizabeth Ferris outlines why the recovery and reconstruction efforts since the January 2010 earthquake have been disapointing, and points out what needs to be done to improve the situation moving forward.

Thanks for the opportunity to be with you today to talk about your efforts to support recovery and …

26 Jul 2010 description

Remarks at the Brookings Institute, 26 July 2010

B. Lynn Pascoe, United Nations Under-Secretary General for Political Affairs

Let me begin by thanking Brookings for this opportunity to speak about the work of the United Nations in dealing with conflicts around the world.

While academic studies seem to conclude that conflicts have actually been declining in recent years, it doesn't feel that way from our vantage point in New York.

24 Mar 2010 description

Event Summary

On March 24, the Managing Global Insecurity Project (MGI) at Brookings hosted a discussion on reforming the United Nations and NATO to meet 21st century global challenges. The event marked the launch of the MGI publication, Cooperating for Peace and Security (Cambridge University Press, 2010). With essays on topics such as U.S. multilateral cooperation, NATO, peacekeeping and nuclear security, the book shows how the operational activities of international organizations meet current global security needs.

08 Nov 2005 description

Washington, D.C. (November 8, 2005) - Although armed conflict in Darfur continues to leave millions of people homeless, vulnerable to violence, and susceptible to potentially life-threatening diseases, a report released today by the Brookings Institution-University of Bern Project on Internal Displacement says that, contrary to popular belief, African Union (AU) peacekeeping troops have made a difference in the region.

26 May 2005 description

The Iraq Index is a statistical compilation of economic and security data. This resource will provide updated information on various criteria, including crime, telephone and water service, troop fatalities, unemployment, Iraqi security forces, oil production, and coalition troop strength.

03 Dec 2003 description

Saban Center Briefing

Wednesday, December 03, 2003

03 Sep 2003 description

Event Summary by the Brookings Institution Office of Communications, September 3, 2003

Panelists at this morning's Brookings press briefing on the reconstruction of Iraq and the road map for peace in the Middle East painted a troubling picture of the political and military climate there, criticizing some of the Bush administration's policies and suggesting ways to halt the deterioration on the ground.

"There is a growing sense that the United States doesn't know what it's doing [in Iraq]," said Brookings Senior Fellow Kenneth Pollack, a former director for …