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General Announcements - April 14, 2011

Countering Terrorism: Roots, Impacts and Responses

“Like their licit counterparts in society and industry, terrorist groups are benefitting from globalization by diversifying their sources of funding, decentralizing their organizations and communicating via new technologies," said IPI Senior Policy Analyst Naureen Chowdhury Fink during a briefing to NGOs at the UN on counterterrorism.  

 
 

 

Podcasts - March 04, 2011

Podcast: A Escapee's and His Wife's Tale, David Rohde and Kristen Mulvihill

Over a seven-month period, New York Times journalist David Rohde was held captive in Afghanistan and in Pakistani tribal areas that are completely in hands of the most fearsome Taliban. One day, he thinks he may be freed. The next he is certain he is to die.  

 
 

 

Speaker Events - February 24, 2011

Kidnapped by the Taliban: An Escapee's and Spouse's Tale

In November 2008, David Rohde, a correspondent for The New York Times, went off on a high-hazard trip in the Afghan hinterland to obtain an in-person interview with a Taliban commander for a book he was completing.  

 
 

 

Panel Discussions - January 10, 2011

IPI Screens Film "The Terrorist Who Came Home"

“Terrorism has always been with us. The solution is elusive, but we are moving towards it,” said Richard Barrett, Coordinator of the Al-Qaida/Taliban Monitoring Team, at the January 10, 2010 screening of The Terrorist Who Came Home, the first in a series of documentaries intended to highlight the stories of repentant terrorists. 

 
 

 

Panel Discussions - December 07, 2010

New Security Council, New Counterterrorism Priorities

With five new non-permanent members—Colombia, Germany, India, Portugal, and South Africa—set to join the Security Council in January 2011, fresh perspectives and priorities are likely to shape the Security Council’s efforts to counter global terrorism and violent extremism.  

 
 

 

Comment & Analysis - December 02, 2010

The Stuxnet Virus: The Start of a New Digital Arms Race?

A great deal has been made of “cyber warfare,” and the reaction to it. Ranging from alarmist to overly optimistic, this has spurred the usual talk of new institutions and organizations to deal with the threat. 

 
 

 

Meeting Notes - October 21, 2010

Combating Incitement of Terrorism and Promoting Intercultural Dialogue

To explore in more detail the role of Resolution 1624, which calls on states to prohibit the incitement of terrorism, and international efforts to support its objectives, IPI and the permanent mission of Turkey to the UN co-hosted a half-day meeting on April 14, 2010, bringing together nearly one hundred members of the UN community to discuss combating incitement to commit terrorism and promoting international dialogue and cooperation to that end.  

 
 

 

Comment & Analysis - September 20, 2010

Reviewing the UN’s Counterterrorism Efforts

The recent General Assembly review of the United Nations’ Global Counter-Terrorism Strategy was noteworthy simply for reaffirming the status quo.  

 
 

 

Panel Discussions - September 18, 2010

Terrorism Experts Meet at IPI to Discuss UN Strategy

Jean-Paul Laborde, Chair of the UN Counter-Terrorism Implementation Task Force (CTITF) and Director of its office, reiterated the importance of effective, comprehensive and global implementation of the UN Global Counter-Terrorism Strategy while speaking during a series of panel discussions co-hosted by the International Peace Institute and the CTITF.  

 
 

 

Books - September 15, 2010

Political Violence in South and Southeast Asia

Assassinations, riots, state violence—these are some of the topics addressed in a new book, Political Violence in South and Southeast Asia, which features a chapter about Bangladesh by IPI Senior Policy Analyst Naureen Chowdhury Fink

 
 

The Global Observatory

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Key Global Events to Watch in September
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2014 Top 10 Issues to Watch in Peace & Security: The Global Arena
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The Global Observatory, produced by IPI, provides timely analysis on peace and security issues, interviews with leading policymakers, interactive maps, and more.