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General Announcements - October 16, 2009

Globalization and Sovereignty Subject of New Book by IPI Editor

At the turn of the millennium, the idea of globalization was unavoidable, capturing the sense that the world was on the cusp of a revolutionary moment.  

 
 

 

Policy Papers - October 14, 2009

Drug Trafficking Through West Africa

An invisible tide is rising on the shores of West Africa, creeping into its slums, its banks, its courts, its barracks, and its government ministries.  

 
 

 

Panel Discussions - September 22, 2009

Denmark, IPI Co-host Meeting on Climate Change as Security Threat

On September 22nd, IPI and the Danish government co-hosted a high-level dialogue on the nexus of climate change and international security.  

 
 

 

Panel Discussions - September 15, 2009

Experts Discuss Global Terrorism Strategy at IPI

On September 10, 2009, IPI hosted a policy forum on terrorism with Jean-Paul Laborde, Special Adviser to the Under-Secretary-General, who discussed ongoing efforts to implement the UN’s Global Counter-Terrorism Strategy.  

 
 

 

Comment & Analysis - September 01, 2009

The End of the War on Drugs?

First announced by President Nixon in 1969, the war on drugs’ forty-year old effort of aggressive criminalization, interdiction and eradication has left a high body-count. 

 
 

 

Policy Papers - August 21, 2009

Global Terrorism: IPI Blue Paper no. 4

The increasingly transnational and multifaceted nature of terrorism calls for a strong multilateral response. States have the primary responsibility for protecting their populations from the threats posed by terrorism.  

 
 

 

Speaker Events - July 25, 2009

France’s Brice Lalonde: Countering Climate Change Needs Joint Action and Vision of Future

Brice Lalonde, Special Ambassador of France for the Climate Change Negotiation, discussed at IPI the current state of play in climate change talks in the lead-up to the UN conference on the subject in Copenhagen in December. 

 
 

 

Panel Discussions - July 07, 2009

Commission Head Speaks of Need to Combat Impunity in Guatemala

The head of a UN-mandated commission in Guatemala told an audience at IPI on Tuesday, July 7, 2009 that Guatemala’s economic elite has begun to understand the serious danger posed by international organized crime, and particularly narcotrafficking, and that the solution requires a stronger state capable of confronting it.  

 
 

 

Panel Discussions - June 10, 2009

Climate Change is a Threat Multiplier, Experts Say

At a recent policy forum at IPI, three visiting speakers agreed that climate change may not directly cause conflict, but can act as a threat multiplier by exacerbating existing tensions or creating new ones.  

 
 

 

Policy Papers - June 04, 2009

Small Arms and Light Weapons: IPI Blue Paper no. 5

Small arms and light weapons (SALW) remain among the cheapest and most easily accessible instruments of violence.  

 
 

The Global Observatory

Key Global Events to Watch in August
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.