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Policy Papers - February 09, 2010

IPI Publication: Bombs and Ballots in Bangladesh

In this policy paper, author Naureen Chowdhury Fink argues that the threats of terrorism and militancy in Bangladesh are best understood in relation to the political and socioeconomic challenges confronting the country. 

 
 

 

Podcasts - February 08, 2010

Podcast: Vali Nasr and Muslim Capitalists

In a talk at IPI on January 26th, Vali Nasr, a Tufts University professor currently serving in the Obama Administration as a senior advisor on Afghanistan and Pakistan, put forth the argument that “the change agent in the Muslim world will have to be the market, not a cultural debate.” 

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Comment & Analysis - February 04, 2010

New Strategy Emerges on Afghanistan

The key component of the new strategy on Afghanistan is the so-called ‘Karzai plan’ for a Taliban deradicalization and reintegration program that would use economic incentives to encourage Taliban members to give up their arms and cut any ties with al-Qaida.  

 
 

 

Podcasts - January 25, 2010

Podcast: Gareth Evans on Eliminating Nuclear Threats

A podcast of an IPI event with Gareth Evans, co-chair of the International Commission on Nuclear Non-Proliferation and Disarmament, who gave a passionate declaration of the commission’s commitment to bringing the number of worldwide nuclear arms to zero.  

 
 

 

Speaker Events - January 25, 2010

Gareth Evans: “Absolutely Serious About Getting to Zero”

Gareth Evans, co-chair of the International Commission on Nuclear Non-Proliferation and Disarmament, made a passionate declaration of the commission’s commitment to bringing the number of worldwide nuclear arms to zero.  

 
 

 

Comment & Analysis - January 19, 2010

Assessing the Terrorist Threat in Bangladesh

Moderate Muslims represent the majority in Bangladesh and Bangladeshis have shown little inclination to replace personal piety with theocratic government or religious violence. Instead, citizens have shown a fierce dedication to their democratic government despite several attempts to install an autocratic one. 

 
 

 

Meeting Notes - December 15, 2009

Negotiating Climate Change

Representatives of more than thirty UN missions, as well as academic and scientific experts on climate change, convened on April 17 and 18, 2009 to examine some of the major threats posed by climate change and existing gaps and inconsistencies in current efforts by individual states and the international community to address them.  

 
 

 

Comment & Analysis - December 11, 2009

Enter the Security Council: A Milestone in Global Drug Control Policy

The adoption of a presidential statement on drug trafficking by the UN Security Council on December 8, 2009 represents a milestone in the global drug control debate, and a turning point in the world body’s approach to the issue.  

 
 

 

 

 

Panel Discussions - November 02, 2009

Study: 20 Million Displaced by Climate-related Disasters in 2008

An IPI policy forum launched a new joint study by a UN office and a prominent Norwegian group showing that 36 million people were displaced in 2008 by sudden onset natural disasters — 20 million of them by climate-related disasters such as storms and floods.  

 
 

The Global Observatory

Overlooked Among 50 Million Displaced Worldwide, Women and Girls Lose Out
Women affected by forced displacement still struggle to access the most basic services, but some initiatives offer useful lessons for the UN and NGO communities.

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.