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Mireille Affa’a Mindzie joined IPI in March 2011 as Senior Policy Analyst in the Africa program.
Before joining IPI, Mireille worked as Legal Officer with the Gambia-based Institute for Human Rights and
Research Assistant for the Middle East Program
Waleed Alhariri is a research assistant for IPI’s Middle East Program, supporting the work of the Arab Forum for Citizenship in Transition (FACT)—a regional initiative led by civil society actors from Tunisia,
Andrea (Laidman) Ó Súilleabháin joined IPI in January 2013. She currently works on inclusive peacebuilding at the country and international policy level, South-South cooperation among fragile states, and the role of
Omar El Okdah
Omar El Okdah joined IPI in November 2012. Omar focuses on research projects and policy consulting related to transition in the Arab world in the post-2011 political climate and regional cooperation in the Middle East
Research Fellow and Data Scientist
Chris joined IPI as a Policy Analyst with the Coping with Crisis team in July 2008 and leads the IPI Data Lab initiative. His principle research focus is on the use of applied data science and computational methods to
Director of Programs
Maureen Quinn joined IPI as a senior adviser in November 2011 and is now Director of Programs. During her twenty-five year career as a diplomat of the United States, she has served as the United States Ambassador to
Senior Fellow and Head of IPI’s Center for Peace Operations
Adam Smith is a Senior Fellow and Head of IPI's Center for Peace Operations. Since joining IPI in 2006, his work has focused on a variety of political, technical, and policy matters related to UN peace operations, such
Taimi Strehlow develops and monitors budgets and coordinates various activities for IPI’s thematic, regional, and training programs.
Before joining IPI, Taimi managed a modern dance company, curated a dance
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The Global Observatory
MH17 Tragedy Could Accelerate Deterioration of Geopolitical Relations
Besides being a horrific human tragedy, the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 risks becoming the accelerator of today's deteriorating geopolitical relations between Russia and the West.
Key Global Events to Watch in July
A list of key upcoming meetings and events with implications for global affairs.
2014 Top 10 Issues to Watch in Peace & Security: The Global Arena
A list of ten key issues to watch that are likely to impact international peace and security in 2014, compiled by IPI's Francesco Mancini.
The Global Observatory, produced by IPI, provides timely analysis on peace and security issues, interviews with leading policymakers, interactive maps, and more.
Small states make up the majority of United Nations member states, and they are among the strongest advocates for the rules-based multilateral system. Yet many small states face challenges in advancing their interests at the UN.