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Policy Papers - November 17, 2010

IPI Policy Paper: What Leads to Genocide?

Genocides do not break out unannounced; they are preceded and prepared by identity conflicts that can escalate into mass killing.  

 
 

 

General Announcements - October 22, 2010

New Book on Preventing Atrocity Crimes Features Chapter by Dr. Edward C. Luck

What can be done to combat genocide, war crimes, ethnic cleansing, and crimes against humanity? A provocative new book on this topic, Mass Atrocity Crimes: Preventing Future Outrages, features a chapter by IPI Senior Vice President Dr. Edward C. Luck

 
 

 

General Announcements - August 17, 2010

We Should Not Wait For Bad News, Ed Luck Says At UN General Assembly Meeting

"Early warning should not be the beginning of the UN’s engagement in a situation of concern," said Dr. Edward C. Luck, IPI Senior Vice President for Research and Programs, while addressing the UN General Assembly during an informal meeting on early warning, assessment, and the responsibility to protect on August 9th.  

 
 

 

Comment & Analysis - April 05, 2010

Deconstructing the North-South Label

Since the end of the Cold War, many commentators have employed the North-South label to draw a dichotomy between wealthy, developed countries primarily located in the northern hemisphere (the North) and poorer, developing countries located mainly in the southern hemisphere (the South).  

 
 

 

Speaker Events - December 14, 2009

Alan Doss: "It's a Moral Dilemma, I Don't Hide That"

Alan Doss, the Special Representative for the Secretary General for the Democratic Republic of Congo spoke to an overflow IPI audience on December 14, 2009 on the subject of the role of the United Nations in protecting civilians in the violence-plagued DRC.  

 
 

 

Policy Papers - August 21, 2009

A Choice for Peace? The Story of Forty-One Days of Mediation in Kenya

The postelection violence that erupted in Kenya in December 2007 resulted in the deaths of over one thousand people and left three hundred thousand people displaced.  

 
 

 

Meeting Notes - June 22, 2009

The Responsibility to Protect (RtoP) and Genocide Prevention in Africa

This report outlines the outcomes from an expert roundtable convened by IPI, the UN Office of the Special Adviser on the Prevention of Genocide, and the InterAfrica Group, which took place in Addis Ababa in October, 2008.  

 
 

 

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. 

 
 

 

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).  

 
 

 

Panel Discussions - September 27, 2008

The Responsibility to Protect: Ending Mass Atrocity Crimes Once and for All

IPI recently hosted a lunchtime panel discussion to launch a new book, The Responsibility to Protect: Ending Mass Atrocity Crimes Once and for All, by Gareth Evans. It was cosponsored by the International Crisis Group and the Global Centre for the Responsibility to Protect.

 

 
 

The Global Observatory

Transforming Peacebuilding: Can the Internationals Put the Locals First?
International NGOs still struggle to achieve 'local ownership' in peacebuilding, but a new approach is working on putting local people in the lead.

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.