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Panel Discussions - October 25, 2013

Goal of Afghan Elections: Replace Conflict With Stability

“The main purpose of this election is about securing a certain amount of stability and transferring power according to the written constitution,” said Scott Smith, Director of Afghanistan and Central Asia Programs at the United States Institute of Peace, during a forum at the International Peace Institute to discuss the much anticipated April 2014 elections in Afghanistan.  

 
 

 

Speaker Events - January 26, 2012

Kai Eide: Peace Can Only Be Made By Afghans

“There is no other way. The United States, or NATO, or anybody else international, cannot make peace in Afghanistan,” Kai Eide, the Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Afghanistan from March 2008-2010, told an IPI policy forum on January 26, 2012. “We can address some of the components perhaps, but peace in Afghanistan can only be made by the Afghans themselves, and therefore the Afghan government has to be brought on board.” 

 
 

 

Conferences - June 25, 2008

Views from Afghanistan

On June 25th, IPI convened a meeting of its Forum on World Affairs for a discussion on the political and security situation in Afghanistan. The high-level roundtable meeting attracted a select group of UN ambassadors and senior officials from the UN Secretariat, among others, who discussed the question "What are the strategies to address the Afghanistan's political and security challenges?" 

 
 

 

Policy Papers - February 14, 2007

Central Asia and the Caucasus: A Vulnerable Crescent

The Caucasus has become a field for latter-day Great Power battles of influence, in which competing policy agendas, sometimes even from within the same state, make for a fragmented international response that hampers regional integration and development.

 

 
 

 

Policy Papers - September 15, 2006

Development and Security in the Pacific Island Region

Pacific Island states face serious challenges and dilemmas, as a series of crises in the region indicate. Across the region, countries struggle with significant problems of state capacity, including poor leadership, poor governance and weak links between state institutions and community life and values.  

 
 

 

Speaker Events - July 25, 2006

IPI SRSG Series: Tom Koenigs

Tom Koenigs, Special Representative for Afghanistan and Head of the United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA), kicked-off the IPA SRSG Series. This event, entitled Afghanistan at the Cross-Roads, addressed current challenges to peacebuilding and statebuilding in Afghanistan. 

 
 

 

Meeting Notes - September 14, 2004

Asian Approaches to Peace and Security and the Role of the United Nations

This report is a synthesis of the discussions that arose out of a conference jointly held by the International Peace Institute and the Lowy Institute for International Policy.  

 
 

 

Books - January 14, 2004

Nation-Building Unraveled: Aid, Peace and Justice in Afghanistan

Using Afghanistan as a pivot, this book illustrates how emerging international ordering practices affect the role and policy of international actors such as United Nations agencies and international NGOs, their interaction with national authorities and local communities, and their ability to generate just and social outcomes.

 

 
 

 

Policy Papers - September 15, 2002

Tiptoeing Through Afghanistan: The Future of UN Statebuilding, Simon Chesterman

A report from the Transitional Administrations Project, examining UNAMA's involvement in statebuilding activities in Afghanistan.
 

 
 

The Global Observatory

Boko Haram Deal to Release Girls Met With Hope and Skepticism
The announcement of a cease-fire agreement between the Nigerian government and Boko Haram has raised hope as well as speculations over its authenticity.

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.