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The Comment & Analysis section is a forum for IPI staff members, IPI partners and select outsiders to offer their impartial interpretations of international developments and research findings. 

 

Comment & Analysis - January 23, 2012

A Quiet Diplomat for Challenging Times

Francesco Mancini

Ban Ki-moon was appointed to a second five-year term as Secretary-General of the United Nations in his typical style: quietly. In a time of divisive power plays in the Security Council, all 15 members supported him and, a week later, the General Assembly gave its unanimous consent. No other candidate had been put forward and no fuss was raised among Member States.  

 
 

 

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Comment & Analysis - January 22, 2012

Al-Shabaab Fears Political Agenda in Western Aid Says IPI's John Hirsch

Al Jazeera

 
 

 

Comment & Analysis - October 27, 2011

George Sherry (1924-2011)

John L. Hirsch

 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Comment & Analysis - July 21, 2011

The Birth of South Sudan: A Difficult Road Ahead

 
 

 

Comment & Analysis - July 06, 2011

Risk of Accidental Escalation in the South China Sea

 
 

 

 

 

Comment & Analysis - June 30, 2011

IPI President Op-Ed in Astana Times

Terje Rød-Larsen

 
 

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