General Announcements - February 07, 2013
IPI, Bahrainis Meet in Manama
Terje Rød-Larsen, President of the International Peace Institute (IPI); Andrea Pfanzelter, Director of IPI’s Vienna Office; and Maureen Quinn, IPI’s Director of Programs, held meetings from January 30 to February 1 in Manama, Bahrain to discuss regional security and cooperation in the Gulf.
During the visit, President Rød-Larsen and Foreign Minister Sheikh Khalid bin Ahmed Al Khalifa signed an agreement, which aims to promote development, peace and international security; strengthen security and cooperation in the Gulf; and enhance research and policy on peace and security issues.
Mr. Rød- Larsen discussed the implementation of the agreement, the situation in the region and the plans for a renewed national dialogue in Bahrain during the visit with the Deputy Prime Minister, the Foreign Minister, the Minister of Interior and the Minister of Information. The Institute plans to open an office in Manama in 2013.
The Global Observatory
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A former member of the South African Parliament reflects on Mandela's warmth and generosity.
Ordinary Fears, Extraordinary Man: The Legacy of Nelson Mandela
As a young South African diplomat during the apartheid-to-democracy transition, Cedric de Coning witnessed the humility and power of a flawed statesman.
Key Global Events to Watch in December
A list of key upcoming meetings and events with implications for global affairs.
Top 10 Issues to Watch in 2013: The Multilateral Arena
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The Global Observatory, produced by IPI, provides timely analysis on peace and security issues, interviews with leading policymakers, interactive maps, and more.
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?