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Books - August 27, 2013

Responding to Genocide: The Politics of International Action

What are the causes of genocide and mass atrocities? How can we prevent these atrocities or, when that is no longer possible, intervene to stop them? The authors of Responding to Genocide explore these questions, examining the many challenges involved in forging effective international policies to combat genocidal violence. 

 
 

 

Comment & Analysis - August 22, 2011

Book Review: Why Should We Help People in Need Beyond Our Borders?

In the late 1990s and early 2000s the rise of globalization and an evolving human rights regime inspired a proliferation of work dedicated to cosmopolitan theory. Attention to the concept of cosmopolitanism never completely waned, but the muscular foreign policy of the Bush years and the re-emergence of assertive nation states such as China led to a sense that the cosmopolitan moment had passed.  

 
 

 

Speaker Events - July 15, 2011

Blood and Borders: RtoP and Kin-States

Nations and states seldom overlap. As a result, map lines delineating statehood can become blurred by bloodlines of nationhood. People sharing the same ethnicity may live on different sides of the border: some in the “motherland,” where they are a majority, and others in a neighboring state where they are a minority.  

 
 

 

Speaker Events - June 28, 2011

Envoys Agree on RtoP Principle, Question Implementation

Two UN ambassadors and one former Security Council president held a vigorous debate at IPI on the subject “Responsibility to Protect: An Emerging Principle”, and, while they agreed on RtoP’s value as a principle, they differed markedly over how it is being applied in current crises, particularly in the ongoing conflict in Libya.  

 
 

 

Panel Discussions - March 22, 2011

Qaddafi a “Serious Threat” But Only Libyans Can Oust Him

Col. Muammar Qaddafi is a "serious threat" but it is the Libyan people who must be the ones to remove him, Prince Zeid Ra'ad Zeid Al-Hussein, Permanent Representative of Jordan to the UN, told a gathering at IPI’s office in Vienna.  

 
 

 

Policy Papers - March 01, 2011

Essays on Responsibility to Protect and Security Council Role

The International Peace Institute (IPI) and the Diplomatic Academy Vienna have put together the first comprehensive analysis of the role of the UN Security Council in the ongoing process of implementing the responsibility to protect (RtoP).  

 
 

 

General Announcements - January 21, 2011

UN Advisers Luck and Deng Gravely Concerned About Côte d'Ivoire

While the UN Security Council voted on January 19, 2011 to bolster the UN peacekeeping force in the tense West African country by providing an additional 2,000 peacekeepers, UN Secretary-General Special Advisers Francis Deng and Edward C. Luck said in a joint statement, "We remain gravely concerned about the possibility of genocide, crimes against humanity, war crimes and ethnic cleansing” in Côte d'Ivoire.  

 
 

 

 

 

Panel Discussions - December 10, 2010

The Politics and Practice of Protection

The Security Council first addressed the issue of protection in 1999. The debate came at the end of a period in which peacekeepers were impotent witnesses to the immense suffering of civilians in violent conflict, including those in Rwanda and Bosnia and Herzegovina. 

 
 

The Global Observatory

Can Election Winner Rousseff Mend a Divided Brazil?
President Rousseff’s challenge will be to boost Brazil’s economy while maintaining national unity.

Key Global Events to Watch in October
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.