General Announcements - April 30, 2010
IPI President Terje Rød-Larsen on Iran: Engagement is Dangerous
Appearing on CNN's "Amanpour," IPI President Terje Rød-Larsen warned that "engagement can be dangerous" and in the case of Iran "should be done very carefully."
Said Mr. Rød-Larsen:
"Engagement is dangerous because if you engage the wrong way... and let me use one example. When Ehud Barak was Prime Minister he did a very heroic thing. He wanted to address all the conflicts, put an end to all of them in one go. It was heroic, and the right thing to do, in a way. But when it failed, it led to violence. That's why how you do things can be very dangerous. That's why those who are involved now in the front lines of negotiations have to study very carefully how did the failures of the past come about, and why."
Mr. Rød-Larsen appeared on the April 23rd show with Robert Kagan, Senior Associate at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, and James P. Rubin, former Assistant Secretary of State in the Clinton Administration and IPI Board Member, for a discussion on the Middle East and Iran. The show is hosted by Christiane Amanpour.
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The Global Observatory
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December 02, 2013
Latin America Focus of Fourth ''Being a Peacekeeper'' Event
On December 2-3, IPI brought together 24 representatives from eleven Latin American countries with senior officials from the UN Department of Peacekeeping Operations and the Department of Field Support to discuss the current state—as well as the future—of Latin American military and police contributions to UN peacekeeping operations.
November 28, 2013
Energy and Security in the Arctic: A New “Frozen” Conflict?
Is the Arctic a “region of cooperation,” or will competition for its potentially rich energy resources lead to conflict in the high north? This was the main question addressed during an expert workshop held in The Hague on November 28th by the International Peace Institute together with the International Gas Union and the Clingendael International Energy Programme.
November 22, 2013
Can Technology Play a Role in Drafting a Constitution?
The effects that new technologies can have on constitutional processes was the topic of this November 22nd IPI roundtable discussion. Approximately five new constitutions are written around the world every year, and their legitimacy is increasingly influenced by a new level of public participation in their drafting, not merely by a plebiscite on the final text. As rapidly advancing technology changes the way that governments and citizens interact, what role are new technologies playing in constitutions?
December 09, 2013
Heraldo Muñoz on Benazir Bhutto's Assassination
December 03, 2013
IPI Editor Adam Lupel Quoted on the Politics of Genocide [IRIN News]
November 26, 2013
Video: Addressing the Crisis in the Central African Republic