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Meeting Notes - November 27, 2013

A Dangerous Nexus: Crime, Conflict, and Terrorism in Failing States

Mara Pfneisl, Walter Kemp, and Maximilian Meduna, rapporteurs

When the United Nations was established after the Second World War, organized crime and terrorism had almost nothing to do with international peace and security. Yet the collapse of Communism, the opening of illicit markets through globalization, and the proliferation of underdeveloped and weakly governed states has given rise to a new era of global crime as well as transnational terrorism.  

 

Meeting Notes - October 31, 2013

Regional Civil-Military Coordination in Disasters: Central Asia Within a Global Network

Maximilian Meduna, rapporteur

This meeting note summarizes the key themes of a July 3, 2013 meeting on regional civil-military coordination during disasters in Central Asia. The meeting was called because the countries of Central Asia are highly susceptible to large-scale natural disasters—in particular, earthquakes and floods—yet there is very little regional cooperation in terms of disaster preparedness and relief. 

 

Policy Papers - June 03, 2013

The Elephant in the Room: How Can Peace Operations Deal with Organized Crime?

Walter Kemp, Mark Shaw, and Arthur Boutellis

From Afghanistan to Kosovo, from Mali to Somalia, organized crime threatens peace and security. And yet, of the current 28 UN peacekeeping, peacebuilding or special political missions, less than half have mandates related to organized crime, and those that do are not well-equipped or well-prepared to face this threat.  

 

Meeting Notes - March 18, 2013

Natural Disasters, Not Conflict, Create Majority of Displacement

Walter Kemp, rapporteur

Over the past few years, the number of people displaced as a result of natural disasters has far exceeded those displaced by conflict. Why is this happening? What are the consequences? And what can be done about it?  

 

Meeting Notes - December 19, 2012

Rebuilding Lives: Regional Solutions to Displacement in the Western Balkans

Walter Kemp, rapporteur

This report stems from a roundtable meeting held at IPI Vienna in May and featured representatives from the governments of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Montenegro, and Serbia, who in 2011 produced a regional accord to address the lingering problem of displacement nearly 20 years after the Balkan wars precipitated a crisis of refugees and IDPs. 



About the Office

IPI’s Vienna office is located in the Palais Harrach in the historic center of the Austrian capital, close to diplomatic missions, the Austrian foreign ministry, and the headquarters of a number of international and non-governmental organizations.

In addition to carrying out research and providing policy advice, the Vienna office hosts roundtable meetings and high profile speakers on issues related to international peace and security.

Vienna Office address:
Freyung 3
1010 Vienna, Austria
Phone: +43-1-533-8881
Email: ipi.vienna@ipinst.org

Office Directors

Andrea Pfanzelter

Senior Director, IPI Vienna
pfanzelter@ipinst.org

 

Walter Kemp

Senior Director for Europe and Central Asia
kemp@ipinst.org