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Speaker Events - May 06, 2014
South Korea’s Foreign Minister Yun Byung-se says a military conflict could be in the cards in northeast Asia, a region plagued by historical, regional, and security-related tensions, and he warned that the cost of keeping and testing nuclear weapons will be so high that it could threaten the survival of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un’s regime, news agencies reported.
Speaker Events - May 01, 2014
Special Adviser to the Secretary-General on Myanmar Vijay Nambiar said that over the past four years, the country has achieved remarkable progress in terms of democratic and political reform, but that ethnic tensions between the Buddhist majority and the Muslim minority still pose a serious threat to Myanmar’s path to reform and stability.
Conferences - March 25, 2014
IPI and the Institute of South Asian Studies (ISAS) in the National University of Singapore convened an expert seminar March 25-26 to explore urban fragility and develop creative approaches for development, security, and governance in cities under stress around the world.
Conferences - March 19, 2014
"The sea is at the center of the Asia-Pacific region; it has the potential to unite us, but also risks dividing countries in the region," Indonesia's Defense Minister Purnomo Yusgiantoro told an audience of 1,000 as he opened the fourth annual Jakarta International Defense Dialogue (JIDD).
Speaker Events - December 09, 2013
Speaker Events - November 19, 2013
"We Pakistanis need an honest debate inside our country about what is Pakistan's national interest. We never have it,” said Hussain Haqqani, a former Pakistani diplomat and journalist, who was at IPI on November 19th to give a presentation on his latest book, Magnificent Delusions: Pakistan, the United States, and an Epic History of Misunderstanding.
Panel Discussions - October 25, 2013
“The main purpose of this election is about securing a certain amount of stability and transferring power according to the written constitution,” said Scott Smith, Director of Afghanistan and Central Asia Programs at the United States Institute of Peace, during a forum at the International Peace Institute to discuss the much anticipated April 2014 elections in Afghanistan.
Speaker Events - October 17, 2013
“From all indications that I gather, there is a huge anti-incumbency mood which has emerged in the country,” said Arun Jaitley, Leader of Opposition (Rajya Sabha) in India, whose presentation at the International Peace Institute was a primer of sorts on Indian democracy. “In fact, it's almost unprecedented. It's a mood were angry people are extremely keen to vote a government out.”
Speaker Events - September 25, 2013
“We never hide our shadow, we give more power to our people, to our media,” said Tsakhiagiin Elbegdorj, President of Mongolia. “If our three million people participate, I think we are going to be a big, powerful country."
Panel Discussions - July 03, 2013
Regional cooperation for disaster preparedness and relief in Central Asia was the topic of a July 3rd roundtable discussion held in Almaty, Kazakhstan that brought together representatives from the Central Asian countries of Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, and Uzbekistan, and included officials from emergency services from Afghanistan, Azerbaijan, and Iran, as well as international experts on civil-military coordination for disaster risk reduction (DRR).
The Global Observatory
Are Recent Prison Breaks in Nigeria Part of a Southward Expansion by Boko Haram?
Whoever is behind them, these prison breaks signal that Nigeria’s authorities are struggling to maintain the rule of law, not just in the far northeast, but also in the Middle Belt and the southwest.
Key Global Events to Watch in December
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.
December 15, 2014
Video: Nazila Fathi on the Struggle for Modern Iran
December 12, 2014
Video: Effective Governance in Challenging Environments
September 25, 2014
IPI Remembers Margaret Vogt