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- August 02, 2012
IPI’s Middle East Program focuses on broad, cross-regional research and the facilitation of policy dialogue. Particular emphasis is placed on helping the Middle East peace process move forward through third-party involvement.
The program has three primary areas: 1) research and analysis focusing on qualitative projects, such as public opinion research, with the aim of injecting local voices into decision making at the UN; 2) the facilitation of policy dialogue through the convening of forums and workshops; 3) a Middle East Peace Process Compendium, to be published by Oxford University Press.
Speaker Events - July 19, 2012
"The elections have turned out to be an extraordinary achievement," said Ian Martin, the Special Representative of the Secretary-General (SRSG) for Libya, countering the international press accounts at the time that had a more somber assessment on their impact on the future of Libya.
Meeting Notes - June 22, 2012
Despite their many differences, transitions taking place across the Arab world are united by demands for “bread and freedom.” They also share the common denominator of uncertainty. As turmoil and conflict continues in many places, what role can external actors play to facilitate democratic transitions in the region?
Speaker Events - June 21, 2012
“In the end, it was Yemeni wisdom that prevailed,” Jamal Benomar, the UN Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Yemen, told an IPI audience at an Arab Intellectual Series event on June 21, 2012.
Conferences - May 23, 2012
Conferences - April 12, 2012
This year's New York Seminar examined the recent political transitions that have taken place across the Middle East and North Africa, with special attention given to Egypt, Libya, Tunisia, Yemen, and Syria.
Speaker Events - March 21, 2012
“It really is one minute to midnight. We need to make, all of us, this last ditch effort," Dr. Hanan Ashrawi told an IPI audience on March 21, 2012, speaking about the Israeli-Palestinian peace process.
“I think we need people who can stand up and speak out," she said. "People who understand that this is really—I don’t want to be the voice of doom, but we are reaching the end of the prospects for peace in that part of the world.”
Panel Discussions - March 12, 2012
“We think the most urgent target is a cessation of armed violence.” Paulo Sérgio Pinheiro, Chairperson of the UN Human Rights Council Independent International Commission of Inquiry on Syria 2011-2012, told an IPI policy forum on March 21st.
Speaker Events - March 07, 2012
The Global Observatory
Calls for Military Action Bring Troubling Dimension to Political Crisis in Lesotho
The alleged August 30 coup in Lesotho has re-focused attention on the small country's internal insecurity as well as its lack of a viable national economy.
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 15, 2014
Video: Engaging Young People on Democracy