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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 - September 14, 2010

Democracy Day at the United Nations?

Adam Lupel

 
 

 

Comment & Analysis - August 05, 2010

For These Founders, the Empire Mattered the Most

Warren Hoge

 
 

 

Comment & Analysis - August 04, 2010

The Shifting of Political Positions in Africa

 
 

 

Comment & Analysis - April 05, 2010

Deconstructing the North-South Label

 
 

 

Comment & Analysis - February 04, 2010

New Strategy Emerges on Afghanistan

Nur Laiq

 
 

 

Comment & Analysis - January 25, 2010

What Next for the UN Peacebuilding Commission?

 
 

 

Comment & Analysis - January 19, 2010

Assessing the Terrorist Threat in Bangladesh

 
 

 

Comment & Analysis - January 04, 2010

IPI Fellow Reports on His Kenya Police Task Force Experience

by Peter Gastrow, IPI Senior Fellow

 
 

 

Comment & Analysis - December 11, 2009

Enter the Security Council: A Milestone in Global Drug Control Policy

James Cockayne

 
 

 

 

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