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Speaker Events - May 06, 2014

At IPI, South Korean FM Yun Warns of Military Conflict

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

Nambiar: Myanmar Has Ethnic Tensions in Evolving Democracy

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

Seminar in Singapore Examines Resilience for Cities Under Stress

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

Maritime Collaboration in Asia-Pacific Focus of JIDD Conference in Jakarta

"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).  

 
 

 

Policy Papers - December 17, 2013

New Paper Examines Role of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization

This publication examines the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO), which has often been cast as a tool of Russian and Chinese cooperation aimed at countering the West, yet has evolved to be a dynamic institution that is carving out a more diverse role in multilateral affairs.  

 
 

 

Speaker Events - December 09, 2013

Muñoz: Investigating Benazir Bhutto’s Assassination

Heraldo Muñoz appeared at IPI on December 9th in a Beyond the Headlines event for his book Getting Away with Murder: Benazir Bhutto’s Assassination and the Politics of Pakistan

 
 

 

Speaker Events - November 19, 2013

Haqqani: Pakistanis Need Honest Debate About Their Country

"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

Goal of Afghan Elections: Replace Conflict With Stability

“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

Jaitley: Anti-Incumbency Mood in India

“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

President: Empowered People Create a Powerful Mongolia

“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."  

 
 

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