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Panel Discussions - November 10, 2011

New CTITF Report on Biological and Chemical Threats Launched at IPI

“The governments of the world are facing a very daunting challenge in asymmetric warfare,” said Robert Orr, Assistant Secretary-General for Policy Coordination and Strategic Planning and Chair of the Counter-Terrorism Implementation Task Force (CTITF) at an event at IPI on November 10th. “The threat of terrorism in one that is very real; it affects everyone around the globe, and those asymmetries are really something that we can only address through broad international cooperation.”  

 
 

 

Panel Discussions - October 17, 2011

UN Counterterrorism Strategy in South Asia and the Role of Civil Society

Civil society faces a number of challenges in supporting counterterrorism efforts in South Asia despite an agreement among member states that it plays an important role. 

 
 

 

General Announcements - July 26, 2011

IPI President Interview on Chinese TV About Norway Terror Attack

“This is a frontal attack of the national ethos of Norway…which is built on a solid foundation of tolerance politically and religiously,” Terje Rød-Larsen, the President of IPI, told China’s state broadcaster, China Central Television, in commenting on the July 22 terror attacks in Norway. 

 
 

 

Comment & Analysis - May 09, 2011

The UN and the War on Terrorism

Even to close observers, the United Nations can be frustratingly opaque, with decisions often being taken in hushed corridors, smoky coffee shops or behind closed doors.  

 
 

 

Comment & Analysis - May 03, 2011

The Death of Bin Laden: Whither al-Qaida?

The announcement of Osama bin Laden's death on May 1, 2011, marks the culmination of an almost decade-long effort to bring to justice the mastermind responsible for the death of countless men, women, and children, including the very Muslims on whose behalf he claimed to act.  

 
 

 

Panel Discussions - May 03, 2011

Assessing Deradicalization Programs

“What I wanted to find out with my research was whether deradicalization programs work—and from what I saw, they really do,” said Hamed El-Said, Manchester Metropolitan University Professor, at the launch of IPI's new report Transforming Terrorists: Examining International Efforts to Address Violent Extremism. The report was co-authored by IPI Senior Policy Analyst Naureen Chowdhury Fink.  

 
 

 

Policy Papers - April 27, 2011

Transforming Terrorists: Examining International Efforts to Address Violent Extremism

Efforts to promote “deradicalization,” or to rehabilitate detainees charged with terrorism-related offenses, have taken multiple forms in a wide range of countries, often as part of broader counterradicalization strategies that seek to prevent the adoption of violent extremist ideologies or behaviors in the first place.  

 
 

 

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.  

 
 

The Global Observatory

UN at "Heart of the Dysfunction" in Humanitarian Aid, New Report Finds
In a new report, Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) offers a blunt critique of the humanitarian system, and the UN's role in it. IPI's Marie O'Reilly spoke with Sandrine Tiller, one of the authors.

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.