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General Announcements - September 06, 2013

High-Level Meeting in Tunis on Mali and the Sahel Sahara

On September 9 and 10, IPI, together with the Centre 4S, and the Centre for Humanitarian Dialogue (HD), will co-host a high-level meeting in Tunis that will bring together officials and specialists working on the Mali issue with the objective to conduct a critical examination of the realities underlying the crises in Mali and the Sahel-Sahara and the regional and international responses crafted to address them; take stock of the challenges that lie ahead; and identify appropriate responses. 

 
 

 

 

 

 

 

General Announcements - October 04, 2011

IPI Launches Report on Transnational Organized Crime in Kenya

Transnational criminal networks are corrupting and undermining state institutions in some countries to such an extent that they pose a threat to the state itself, according to two new reports from IPI made public on October 4th in Nairobi at a policy forum addressed by Kenyan Prime Minister Raila A. Odinga.  

 
 

 

Comment & Analysis - September 08, 2011

Africa's “King of Kings” Is Out, Long Live His Wealth!

This summer, I was invited to speak at the Africa Center's Senior Leaders Seminar on post-conflict transitions in Washington, DC. Participants were mostly senior African military leaders, and the discussion session drifted to Libya. When one officer asked what the regional implications of the conflict in Libya could be, I thought that he, as a security expert, wanted to discuss refugees, mercenaries, and weapons crossing borders. But he quickly corrected me. “The question was about economic security,” he said.  

 
 

 

General Announcements - August 15, 2011

African Junior Professionals Fellowship Program at IPI

The fourth annual African Junior Professionals Fellowship Program at IPI brought six African scholars to New York for a month-long (July 1-28) familiarization with the United Nations and the related think tank community.

 

 
 

 

Comment & Analysis - July 21, 2011

The Birth of South Sudan: A Difficult Road Ahead

On July 9, 2011, South Sudan became the world’s newest nation. It is the fifty-fourth sovereign nation in Africa, and the first one since Eritrea declared its independence from Ethiopia in 1993. The occasion has been greeted with much fanfare and jubilation in Juba, the capital of this new country of over 8 million people. 

 
 

 

Podcasts - May 26, 2011

Podcast: Jason Stearns on the Collapse and Future of the Congo

Jason Stearns, journalist and author of Dancing in the Glory of Monsters: the Collapse of the Congo and the Great War of Africa, spoke at IPI on May 17, 2011, on his experiences in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.  

 
 

 

Comment & Analysis - April 21, 2011

Africa: Time to Take Elections Seriously

There will be seventeen presidential and legislative elections in Africa in the nine months remaining in 2011, and that fact, plus the recent violent four-month electoral standoff in Côte d’Ivoire, means the moment has come for African leaders and institutions to take elections seriously.  

 
 

 

Comment & Analysis - April 15, 2011

The Failure of Democracy in Africa

The arrest of Laurent Gbagbo in the bunker of the presidential palace in Abidjan on April 11th marks a turning point in the struggle to place Alassane Ouattara, the declared winner of the December 2010 election, in his rightful place as President of the Ivory Coast.  

 
 

The Global Observatory

In Light of Scottish Referendum, What Future for Frustrated Secessionists?
As secessionist movements proliferate around the world, a look at what leads some to succeed and others to fail.

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.