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Policy Papers - July 16, 2014

New Report: Responding to Insecurity in the Gulf of Guinea

The Gulf of Guinea has become notorious for violence, conflict, and political instability, which often have origins in bad governance, corruption, and failures of social and economic development. How can national governments and multilateral organizations best respond?  

 
 

 

Conferences - June 16, 2014

Stability in the Sahel and the Maghreb: The Roles of Women, Youth, and the Elders

To counter the pervasive insecurity and violence in the Sahel and Maghreb regions, and address the political, social, and economic marginalization that have been driving them, it is urgent to devise strategies that send reassuring messages to the beleaguered populations living in these regions. This was the key message that emerged from a regional seminar organized by IPI on June 16-17, 2014 in Rabat, Morocco,  

 
 

 

Speaker Events - December 19, 2013

Mtetwa: Fighting Against the Odds for Human Rights in Zimbabwe

Despite newly promised constitutional protections, there are many challenges facing the human rights community in Zimbabwe, according to Beatrice Mtetwa, a prominent Zimbabwean human rights lawyer. She spoke on advancing the rule of law in Zimbabwe during an African Leaders Series event at the International Peace Institute on December 19th.  

 
 

 

Speaker Events - September 25, 2013

President of Tunisia: Africa Should Not Desert the ICC

“The [International Criminal Court] is good for Africa,” said Dr. Mohamed Marzouki, president of the Tunisian Republic, during a presentation at the International Peace institute. “This is the official position of Tunisia.” At the standing-room only IPI event on September 25, Dr. Marzouki reflected on the birth and possible death of the Arab Spring and, along with it, democracy in Africa.  

 
 

 

Speaker Events - May 10, 2013

SRSG Ramos-Horta Optimistic for Stability in Guinea-Bissau

In his briefing to the Security Council the day before appearing at IPI on May 10th, José Ramos-Horta, Special Representative to the Secretary-General on Guinea-Bissau, told the Council that the beleaguered country “exists in name only.”  

 
 

 

Panel Discussions - March 22, 2013

Security and Development in the Sahel-Sahara: Insights from the Niamey Seminar

The impact of the current crisis in the Sahel-Sahara region has wider regional implications for the Maghreb and Gulf of Guinea. Security and development solutions must be sought across all three regions if sustainable peace and stability is to be achieved. 

 
 

 

Speaker Events - March 11, 2013

UN’s Johnson: Putting South Sudan in Context

“The protection of civilians never operates out of context,” Hilde Johnson, Special Representative of the Secretary-General and Head of the UN Mission in the Republic of South Sudan (UNMISS), said at an IPI event on March 11, 2013. “It takes place within a context, and the context in the case of South Sudan is three [issues],” she said. 

 
 

 

Panel Discussions - December 10, 2012

Huggins: Positive Trends in Combating Piracy “Fragile and Reversible”

“Recent positive trends are fragile and reversible,” said Jon Huggins, Director of Oceans Beyond Piracy, on December 10, 2012, at an event entitled “A Sustainable Solution to Somali Piracy.”  

 
 

 

Panel Discussions - October 25, 2012

Rule of Law in Crises: The DRC and Côte d’Ivoire

The rule of law is a fundamental building block for realizing rights, holding perpetrators accountable, and ensuring long-term peace and development, though more international support is needed to re-establish the rule of law in crisis-affected states. These were the key takeaways from a policy forum held at the International Peace Institute on October 25th.  

 
 

 

Panel Discussions - October 19, 2012

Somalia After the Transition: What Next?

The new Somali government represents the best chance in 20 years to rebuild the state. Eight years since an agreement to replace the Transitional Federal Government, Somali political leaders and civil society actors have established a new government headed by civil rights activist Hassan Sheikh Muhamed under a new provisional constitution.

The challenges ahead were the topic of an October 19th roundtable at IPI  

 
 

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.