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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February 26, 2015
ICM Briefs African Regional Group
On February 26th, Chair Kevin Rudd and Secretary-General Hardeep Puri briefed delegates from the UN’s African Group about the ICM and its work. This was the last of a series of briefings which the Commission held during the month of February to inform UN regional groups about its vision for an effective multilateral system.
February 24, 2015
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February 17, 2015
ICM Briefs UN Delegates from Eastern Europe, Western Europe, and Others
ICM Chair Kevin Rudd and Secretary-General Hardeep Puri briefed delegates from the Eastern European and Western European and Others groups on February 17th and 19th, respectively.
February 20, 2015
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September 25, 2014
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