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Policy Papers - March 22, 2012

Spotting the Spoilers, Analyzing Organized Crime

Mark Shaw and Walter Kemp

Rarely considered a serious challenge until recently, organized crime and related serious crime have become a critical issue in many fragile states. Experience shows that organized crime must be addressed during the course of any peace operation or political mission, since in many cases it is the biggest impediment to peace.  

 

Meeting Notes - December 06, 2011

Meeting Note: The OSCE-Mediterranean Partnership and the Arab Uprisings

Stephanie Liechtenstein, rapporteur

This meeting note summarizes discussions at an IPI workshop in Vienna, held on October 25, 2011, about how the uprisings and changes in the Arab world affect the partnership between the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) and its Mediterranean Partners for Co-operation (MPCs). 

 

Meeting Notes - November 04, 2011

Adapting to Threats and Challenges in Europe and Central Asia: The 2011 Vienna Seminar

Pim Valdre, rapporteur

This meeting note reports on the 2011 Vienna Seminar, which was held under the theme “Coping with Crisis in Europe and Central Asia: Adapting to New Threats and Challenges,” at the Diplomatic Academy of Vienna on May 23-25, 2011.  

 

Policy Papers - October 28, 2011

Know Your Enemy: An Overview of Organized Crime Threat Assessments

Mark Shaw

There is increasing awareness within police forces and international organizations that organized crime is a growing threat to security. However, due to a lack of data and insufficient knowledge about illicit activities, criminal justice experts are often left chasing shadows.  

 

Meeting Notes - June 24, 2011

IPI Vienna Report on OSCE and Natural Disasters

Stephanie Liechtenstein and Walter Kemp, rapporteurs

The dimensions, frequency, and complexity of natural disasters are increasing, and no country is immune from this trend. Is there a role for the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE)?  



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