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Policy Papers - April 22, 2009
Conferences - April 01, 2009
Can the United Nations build momentum for worldwide nuclear disarmament and nonproliferation? Over sixty experts from the UN and its members states, along with experts form various think tanks convened to discuss questions surrounding the UN’s role in reducing nuclear, chemical and biological arms at the International Peace Institute’s annual New York Seminar. Over sixty experts attended IPI’s 2009 New York Seminar.
Conferences - March 13, 2009
On March 13th, the International Peace Institute and the EastWest Institute (EWI) jointly hosted an expert roundtable on "Building Consensus on Nuclear Nonproliferation and Disarmament: A Chinese Perspective."
Panel Discussions - October 07, 2008
IPI recently held a roundtable on the de-alerting of nuclear weapons, an issue raised by several resolutions of the General Assembly. In providing a diverse selection of views on this important issue, the discussion saw a lively debate on the operational status of nuclear weapons systems, the risks associated with high-level alert status, and the possible steps to reduce such risks.
Conferences - April 24, 2008
IPI's Coping with Crisis program held a roundtable meeting on weapons of mass destruction at the Trygve Lie Center for Peace, Security, and Development. It was the second roundtable of "Task Force One: Transnational Security Challenges."
Conferences - April 02, 2008
On April 2nd-4th, representatives of approximately forty UN member states met for the opening plenary meeting of IPI’s “Task Force One on Strengthening Multilateral Security Capacity,” at the Greentree Estate on Long Island. Task Force One will deal specifically with transnational security challenges; these include organized crime, weapons of mass destruction, counterterrorism, small arms, and biosecurity. Each of these issues will be examined in greater depth during roundtables to be held during April and May.
Panel Discussions - May 11, 2007
Policy Papers - April 14, 2007
From the Introduction: The inherent difficulty is that the existing distribution of nuclear weapons capabilities serves the interests of some states but not others (i.e., how you see the nuclear challenge depends on where you sit).
Meeting Notes - February 14, 2005
Meeting Notes - May 31, 2004
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