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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. 

 
 

 

Panel Discussions - October 22, 2010

A “One UN” Approach to Fighting Crime?

Organized crime is a threat to stability in almost every theatre where the United Nations is active in keeping or building the peace. It is also a threat to the achievement of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).  

 
 

 

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.  

 
 

 

Panel Discussions - October 06, 2010

Expert: Cybercrime Allows Criminals into "Billions of Family Homes"

Nick Lewis, an organized-crime expert with the British Embassy, told an IPI audience that opportunities for criminals to commit international crimes have become greater, and that organized crime now affects billions of ordinary citizens. 

 
 

 

Comment & Analysis - September 30, 2010

Rejuvenating the Palermo Convention

As representatives from more than 100 UN member states gear up for the Fifth Conference of the States Party to the UN Convention Against Transnational Organized Crime in Vienna, one wonders whether the gathering will be another anti-climax or will see delegates heed the plea by Antonio Maria Costa, the former executive director of the UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC).  

 
 

 

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

 
 

 

General Announcements - August 10, 2010

New Book on 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

Ukraine Steels Itself for Winter as Putin Forges Ahead with Novorossiya
As Ukraine searches for a unifying national identity, Russian-sponsored statebuilding in the east could lead to an emboldened 'Novorossiya' project.

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.