Meeting Notes - February 13, 2008
Transnational Security Challenges and the United Nations: Overcoming Sovereign Walls and Institutional Silos
The International Peace Institute's 2007 West Point Seminar brought together participants from over forty Permanent Missions to the UN and four governmental and nongovernmental organizations to discuss how the UN can address transnational security challenges more effectively.
Transnational security threats challenge the state-centric premises on which the UN system operates. Such threats are characterized by an event or phenomenon of cross-border scope, the dynamics of which are significantly driven by nonstate actors. This report summarizes and reflects on the key points that emerged at the seminar.
The Global Observatory
Risk and Robustness: A Conversation with Nassim Nicholas Taleb
A conversation with Nassim Nicholas Taleb about the concepts of risk, resilience, volatility, and their meaning for international relations.
Key Global Events to Watch in September
A list of key upcoming meetings and events with implications for global affairs.
2014 Top 10 Issues to Watch in Peace & Security: The Global Arena
A list of ten key issues to watch that are likely to impact international peace and security in 2014, compiled by IPI's Francesco Mancini.
The Global Observatory, produced by IPI, provides timely analysis on peace and security issues, interviews with leading policymakers, interactive maps, and more.
September 22, 2014
Kevin Rudd, Former Australian PM, to Chair Independent Commission on Multilateralism
Kevin Rudd, former Prime Minister of Australia, will chair the newly launched Independent Commission on Multilateralism (ICM). The Commission will be co-chaired by Børge Brende, Foreign Minister of Norway, and John Baird, Foreign Minister of Canada. The Commission will be a comprehensive two year program, with the objective of identifying policy proposals to enhance the multilateral system’s ability to respond to existing and evolving global challenges.
September 19, 2014
Madani: Extremist Group Actions “Cannot be Associated with Any Religion”
Iyad Madani, the Secretary-General of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), reaffirmed at IPI the Muslim world’s commitment to religious tolerance and human rights and sought to distance Islam from the recent violent actions at the hands of extremist groups across Africa and the Middle East.
September 15, 2014
Despite Disaffection, Youth Still Engaged with Democracy
Young people around the world appear increasingly disaffected with politics and political institutions, particularly in countries where corruption is rampant and government accountability is lacking. Yet during a September 15th event commemorating the International Day of Democracy, a group of young political activists from three different continents spoke at IPI about recent gains in youth political activism and ways to encourage it.
September 17, 2014
Video: Strengthening Democratic Governance in Africa