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Policy Papers - December 18, 2012

Threats to Security in the Sahel: The Mali Crisis

This issue brief by an expert in Mauritania provides a perspective on current threats to peace and security in the Sahel and specifically Mali. It includes historical background and scenarios for the future of the region. 

 
 

 

- December 17, 2012

Transnational Organized Crime

This project focuses on developing more effective multilateral responses to transnational organized crime and the new threats it poses, most notably in conflict zones and fragile states. It aims at enhancing strategic and operational coordination between states and those multilateral mechanisms that currently address organized crime, such as the UN Office on Drugs and Crime, UN police, UN sanctions bodies, INTERPOL, and regional organizations.

 
 

 

Panel Discussions - December 14, 2012

Anne Wu: Empowering Youth in Countering Violent Extremism

“Young combatants are more likely to lay down their weapons if they are provided with the proper opportunities to survive in society,” said Anne Wu, Special Political Adviser at the Office of the Counter-Terrorism Implementation Task Force (CTITF). “So creating employment opportunities would be a potentially effective tool to prevent conflict and counter radicalization.”  

 
 

 

Panel Discussions - December 10, 2012

Huggins: Positive Trends in Combating Piracy “Fragile and Reversible”

“Recent positive trends are fragile and reversible,” said Jon Huggins, Director of Oceans Beyond Piracy, on December 10, 2012, at an event entitled “A Sustainable Solution to Somali Piracy.”  

 
 

 

- December 08, 2012

The Sahel

 
 

 

- August 02, 2012

Climate Change & Security

IPI’s work on climate change is focused on impacts of climate change on national and international security. A new addition to IPI’s research agenda, the climate change and international security project aims to provide innovative research and policy analysis to enhance understanding of this important relationship within the UN community as well as provide a forum for dialogue among member states, various UN entities, and leading experts.

 
 

 

- August 01, 2012

Terrorism

IPI’s work on terrorism supports the broad UN community — including Member States, experts and practitioners — by bringing international research on terrorism and counterterrorism to bear on UN policy debates. In addition, IPI uses its convening role to create informal fora that support dialogue and policy development to strengthen multilateral security capacity to address transnational terrorism and violent political militancy.

 
 

 

- August 01, 2012

Weapons of Mass Destruction

This project aims at supporting efforts to promote disarmament and non-proliferation of weapons of mass destruction. It focuses on identifying concrete steps to improve the UN response to these challenges, and on facilitating discussions among member states to build a consensus on these issues.

 
 

 

Policy Papers - June 27, 2012

New Compendium Chronicles the UN's Counterterrorism Activities

This book-length publication provides a comprehensive guide to the United Nation's counterterrorism efforts. It includes an analytical introduction that traces the evolution of UN work on counterterrorism, including both the relevant Security Council resolutions and the actions taken by the UN General Assembly.  

 
 

 

Speaker Events - June 27, 2012

IAEA’s Mrabit: “Better to Prevent Than Mitigate”

“Our cooperation approach with states is global and systematic; together with states we do not want to wait until a disaster occurs,” Khammar Mrabit, Director of the International Atomic Energy Agency’s (IAEA) Office of Nuclear Security, told an IPI lunchtime forum on June 27, 2012.  

 
 

The Global Observatory

Is a Ceasefire in the Gaza Strip Feasible?
The ceasefire proposed by UNSG Ban Ki-moon and US Secretary of State John Kerry to put an end to the violence in Gaza may be the best offer on the table, although important lessons from the past need to be heeded.

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.