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Meeting Notes - May 23, 2011

The Future of South Sudan

While this is an exciting period for the people of South Sudan, the future presents them (and their neighbors in the North) with many difficult challenges. The status of Abyei and postreferendum issues between North and South—such as citizenship, oil sharing, border demarcation, currency, and debts, among others—are yet to be resolved.  

 
 

 

Speaker Events - April 07, 2011

SRSG Ad Melkert on Iraq's Three Key Issues

Speaking at IPI on April 7th, Ad Melkert, the Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Iraq, identified three key issues fueling demonstrations in Iraq and elsewhere in the region: the need for better services; more jobs, particularly for young people; and a way to end corruption, which he said is endemic in Iraq.  

 
 

 

Panel Discussions - March 14, 2011

Panel on the Future of South Sudan

While this is an exciting period for the people of South Sudan, they (and their neighbors in the North) are facing many difficult tasks and challenges.  

 
 

 

Speaker Events - September 30, 2010

UN Envoy: No Military Solution in Afghanistan and Taliban Knows It

Staffan de Mistura, UN Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Afghanistan, told an IPI audience that there is no military way out in Afghanistan, and the Taliban knows it. 

 
 

 

Speaker Events - September 29, 2010

Stephen Kinzer: Turkey, Iran “Good Soul Mates” for US

Stephen Kinzer, former New York Times foreign correspondent and author of numerous books that challenge convention, has written in Reset: Iran, Turkey and America’s Future that Turkey and Iran are the only countries in the Muslim Middle East with experience in trying to become democracies. 

 
 

 

Speaker Events - September 22, 2010

Salva Kiir: Southern Sudan Vote Delay Could Risk War

Delaying the referendum on independence in Southern Sudan would risk resumption of civil war, the head of the region’s government said, even as the U.S. suggested it will be hard to organize a credible vote on Jan. 9. 

 
 

 

Panel Discussions - September 16, 2010

Preparing for the Sudan Referenda and Beyond

In January 2011, Sudan is scheduled to hold two referenda in accordance with the 2005 Comprehensive Peace Agreement (CPA) that ended the twenty-two year civil war between North and South, and while there is still uncertainty regarding many issues, it is clear that the UN system has taken on significant responsibilities in facilitating preparations for them.  

 
 

 

Comment & Analysis - August 04, 2010

The Shifting of Political Positions in Africa

Africa's leaders gathered at Speke Resort Munyonyo on the shores of Lake Victoria on the outskirts of the Ugandan capital Kampala on July 25th for the African Union bi-annual summit. This was the 15th meeting since the continental body was founded eight years ago. 

 
 

 

Panel Discussions - March 04, 2010

“After the Surge: Taliban Reintegration and Reconciliation?”

Afghanistan expert Michael Semple told an audience at IPI that one of the key pieces in formulating a path to reconciliation in Afghanistan is determining if there is “a critical mass inside the Taliban movement that does not aspire to have a monopoly over political power.”  

 
 

 

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. 

 
 

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