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Speaker Events - May 19, 2009

Gelb Says US is Indispensable World Leader, With Allies

Leslie Gelb, president emeritus of the Council on Foreign Relations and author of a new book, Power Rules, said last week at an IPI event that the US remains the indispensable leader of the world, though US partnerships with other states are equally indispensable.  

 
 

 

Conferences - May 07, 2009

IPI Co-Hosts Monitoring and Evaluation of Peace Operations Workshop

A number of institutions and experts are increasingly engaged in the monitoring and evaluation (M&E) of peacekeeping and peacebuilding operations. However, many of these efforts remain fragmented, and do not yet influence the institutional culture and procedures of key actors, such as the United Nations and donor countries. 

 
 

 

Policy Papers - May 05, 2009

Peace Operations: IPI Blue Paper no. 9

This Blue Paper on Peace Operations lays out recommendations on the need to (1) hold a ministerial-level meeting on peacekeeping; (2) forge a consensus among member states on entry, exit, and long-term planning; (3) break political stalemates in stagnant peace operations  

 
 

 

Panel Discussions - May 04, 2009

Israel’s Shalom Sees Middle East Struggle As Between Extremists and Moderates

During a visit to IPI, Silvan Shalom stated that the struggle in the Middle East should not be classed as between Israelis and Palestinians, but between extremists and moderates.  

 
 

 

Speaker Events - May 01, 2009

Internal Displacement Still at Record High, Says New Report

According to a comprehensive new report, the number of people internally displaced by conflict and violence is holding at approximately 26 million worldwide.
 

 
 

 

Panel Discussions - April 30, 2009

IPI Presents Ideas on Strengthening Capacity to Secretary-General

Last week, IPI’s program staff presented Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and his senior-management team with ideas for action drawn from IPI’s extensive Task Forces on Strengthening Multilateral Security Capacity at a meeting at IPI. Each of IPI’s rapporteurs delivered a summary of core findings on chosen topics. 

 
 

 

Panel Discussions - April 15, 2009

Peace Operations and Organized Crime

The International Peace Institute on April 15th launched a Special Issue of the journal International Peacekeeping, edited by James Cockayne, IPI Senior Associate, and Adam Lupel, IPI Editor. "Peace Operations and Organized Crime," the subject of both the Special Issue and the launch event, were considered in a policy-forum setting by contributors to the issue James Cockayne, Alix Boucher, and Phil Williams, and discussant Ann-Marie Orler, United Nations Deputy Police Adviser.
 

 
 

 

Policy Papers - April 08, 2009

Conflict Prevention and the Responsibility to Protect: IPI Blue Paper no. 7

This Blue Paper addresses both conflict prevention and the related but distinct concept of the responsibility to protect (RtoP).  

 
 

 

Speaker Events - March 18, 2009

Consolidating the Peace: Challenges and Opportunities for Liberia and the Role of the United Nations

On March 18th, the International Peace Institute hosted a lunchtime policy discussion on "Consolidating the Peace: Challenges and Opportunities for Liberia and the Role of the United Nations," with speaker Ms. Ellen Margrethe Løj, Special Representative of the Secretary-General (SRSG) and Coordinator of the United Nations Operations in Liberia (UNMIL).
 

 
 

 

Policy Papers - March 15, 2009

Private Military and Security Companies: A Framework for Regulation

In this IPI paper, Cockayne and Mears examine the shortcomings of existing state, industry, intergovernmental, and civil society mechanisms for global security industry regulation, and put forward five possible regulatory frameworks for the global security industry.  

 
 

The Global Observatory

UN at "Heart of the Dysfunction" in Humanitarian Aid, New Report Finds
In a new report, Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) offers a blunt critique of the humanitarian system, and the UN's role in it. IPI's Marie O'Reilly spoke with Sandrine Tiller, one of the authors.

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.