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Speaker Events - June 25, 2014
From Iraq to Syria, from energy to counterterrorism, Iran and the United States share many common interests across the Middle East and ought to put aside their decades of hostility, said author and former Iranian diplomat Seyed Hossein Mousavian.
Panel Discussions - June 23, 2014
On June 23, 2014, the International Peace Institute, together with the government of Luxembourg, hosted a ministerial working dinner in Luxembourg on the recent developments in the Palestinian-Israeli peace process; the humanitarian and political crisis in Iraq and Syria; and the current situation in Egypt.
The dinner, which was held under the Chatham House rule of non-attribution, was co-chaired by Jean Asselborn, Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister of Luxembourg; Dr. Sultan al Jaber, Minister of State of the United Arab Emirates; and IPI President Terje Rød-Larsen.
Among those also in attendance were the foreign ministers of Bulgaria, Finland, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Lebanon, Libya, Malta, the Netherlands, Norway, Slovakia, Sweden, and the United Kingdom.
Yasser Abed Rabbo, Secretary-General of the PLO’s Executive Committee, and Peter Maurer, President of the International Committee of the Red Cross, also attended.
Speaker Events - May 22, 2014
Speaker Events - May 06, 2014
José Manuel Garcìa-Margallo, Spain’s Minister of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation, pledged support to a lasting two-state solution for the Israelis and the Palestinians, and asserted that the Assad regime must be removed to alleviate the humanitarian crisis in Syria.
Conferences - April 05, 2014
International Peace Institute President Terje Rød-Larsen inaugurated IPI’s new Middle East Regional Office with a recognition of the area’s critical importance to the world and the rapid political changes underway in the countries of the region, and he asserted that IPI has an “important role” to play there.
Speaker Events - March 26, 2014
Lebanon has exceeded expectations in dealing with the continuing fallout from the crisis in neighboring Syria, said Derek Plumbly, United Nations Special Coordinator for Lebanon, on March 26th. Speaking at the International Peace Institute, Mr. Plumbly praised the Lebanese people for “actually sustaining a measure of stability in their country.”
Speaker Events - March 19, 2014
Pluralism—awarding equal rights despite political, religious or cultural preferences—is the only governance model that will allow the Arab world to thrive, argued Marwan Muasher, a Middle East scholar and Vice President for Studies at the Carnegie Endowment, on March 19th.
Panel Discussions - January 20, 2014
Despite the fact that countries in the Middle East have growing energy needs that could be satisfied by their neighbors, there is a lack of cooperation due to bilateral political tensions as seen between Iran and Saudi Arabia, as well as among countries in the Levant Basin (such as Cyprus, Israel, Lebanon, Turkey, and Syria). This was one topic of a meeting hosted by IPI on January 20th that discussed the impact of energy on security in the Middle East;
Panel Discussions - January 17, 2014
“There's always temptation for negotiators to jettison justice” in their haste to strike a deal, Kenneth Roth, Executive Director of Human Rights Watch, told an IPI forum on war crimes accountability in Syria. But, he stressed, "I think it's important for us to recognize that justice should be on the table at Geneva II; impunity should not be.”
Panel Discussions - October 24, 2013
To begin the launch of her book, Talking to Arab Youth: Revolution and Counterrevolution in Egypt and Tunisia, Nur Laiq quoted the wife of Hosni Mubarak, the strongman leader who ruled Egypt for over three decades. “’Oh, it's just kids who are holding up traffic; it will pass,'” she said of the early protestors in Tahrir Square. Then, after a pause, she added, “The Mubarak regime fell a few days later."
The Global Observatory
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September 17, 2014
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