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Speaker Events - April 24, 2013

Vali Nasr: America Becoming the Dispensable Nation

“We have lost the ability to use diplomacy effectively, and we still have to sort out how we place foreign policy in the right perspective, in the context of our domestic interests and agenda, but also in the context of what we think about our military power and military might, and how we use it globally,” Vali Nasr, author of the new book The Dispensable Nation: American Foreign Policy in Retreat, asserted before an IPI audience on April 24th, 2013.  

 
 

 

Policy Papers - April 23, 2013

Peace Ops, the African Union, and the UN: Toward More Effective Partnerships

This paper analyzes the recent history of relations between the UN Security Council and the Peace and Security Council of the African Union (AU) with respect to peace operations. 

 
 

 

Panel Discussions - April 22, 2013

Peace and Stability in the Post-2015 Development Framework

It will be difficult for fragile states to achieve peace, stability, and sustainable development unless institutional silos containing security, diplomacy, and development are broken down. This was the key conclusion at a policy forum held at the International Peace Institute on April 22, 2013, organized by the Permanent Mission of Timor-Leste to the UN, the Permanent Mission of Denmark to the UN, and IPI. 

 
 

 

Conferences - April 21, 2013

IPI, Luxembourg Host Ministerial Dinner on Syria Crisis

On April 21, 2013, the International Peace Institute, together with the government of Luxembourg, hosted a ministerial working dinner in Senningen, Luxembourg on the humanitarian crisis and mounting refugee problem emanating from the crisis in Syria, and the political implications for the region. 

 
 

 

Meeting Notes - April 19, 2013

Strengthening the UN Peacebuilding Commission

This meeting note summarizes the ideas and suggestions that arose during a roundtable workshop held on February 27th, 2013.  

 
 

 

Conferences - April 17, 2013

2013 New York Seminar Explores Challenges to Humanitarian Action

IPI’s eighteenth annual New York Seminar convened April 17-19, 2013 and explored old and new challenges to humanitarian action in contemporary multifaceted emergencies.

Complex conflict-related crises, such as the one in Syria today, present significant challenges for humanitarian actors: aid risks becoming politicized; warring parties can divert it; nonstate armed groups may prevent access to affected populations; and sovereign states may be wary of outside interference. How have such complex emergencies changed in recent years? And how can the international humanitarian system adapt?

Read the seminar meeting note "Humanitarian Engagement in Contemporary Complex Emergencies" >>

 
 

 

General Announcements - April 12, 2013

IPI Meeting in Istanbul

IPI President Terje Rød-Larsen, Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu, and Yasar Halit Cevit, Turkey’s Permanent Representative to the UN, discussed regional security and development issues in Istanbul on April 6th. 

 
 

 

Panel Discussions - April 10, 2013

New IPI Research: Using Technology in Conflict Prevention

How can new information and communications technologies (ICTs) support international actors, governments, and civil society organizations to more effectively prevent violence and conflict? 

 
 

 

Policy Papers - April 08, 2013

Taking Stock, Moving Forward: Report on the 2012 Elections to the UN Security Council

On April 8, 2013 in Helsinki, IPI President Terje Rød-Larsen presented to Finland's Foreign Minister Erkki Tuomioja a survey of the 2012 elections to the UN Security Council.  

 
 

 

General Announcements - April 03, 2013

IPI Video: Why the 21st Century Will Be the Asia-Pacific Century

In the past few centuries, the role of the Asia-Pacific was diminished in its global influence. This is about to change. By 2030, the region's share of the world’s GDP is predicted to be 67%. It is currently home to more than half the global population, and has the fastest growing economies in the world. By all accounts, the 21st century will be the "Asia-Pacific century."  

 
 

The Global Observatory

Is a Ceasefire in the Gaza Strip Feasible?
The ceasefire proposed by UNSG Ban Ki-moon and US Secretary of State John Kerry to put an end to the violence in Gaza may be the best offer on the table, although important lessons from the past need to be heeded.

Key Global Events to Watch in July
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.