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Conferences - April 02, 2008

Opening Plenary on Transnational Security Challenges Launches IPI Task Force One

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.
 

 
 

 

Policy Papers - March 31, 2008

Resource Scarcity: Responding to the Security Challenge

This IPI paper examines in detail the correlation between environmental issues and security, drawing on both scientific evidence and empirical examples, and concludes with a series of actionable policy recommendations.

 
 

 

Meeting Notes - February 13, 2008

Transnational Security Challenges and the United Nations: Overcoming Sovereign Walls and Institutional Silos

The International Peace Institute's 2007 West Point Seminar brought together participants from over forty Permanent Missions to the UN and four governmental and nongovernmental organizations to discuss how the UN can address transnational security challenges more effectively.  

 
 

 

Panel Discussions - January 17, 2008

Merchant Of Death: Viktor Bout And UN Arms Embargo-Busting

The International Peace Institute held a launch and discussion of a new book by Douglas Farah and Stephen Braun, Merchant of Death: Money, Guns, Planes and the Man Who Makes War Possible. 

 
 

 

Panel Discussions - November 27, 2007

The Effectiveness of UN Arms Embargoes

IPI held a roundtable on a new report prepared by the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) and the Department of Peace and Conflict Research at Uppsala University, co-hosted by the Permanent Mission of Sweden to the UN.
 

 
 

 

Conferences - October 24, 2007

The Future of the Security Council's Counterterrorism Program

IPI held a policy forum at the Permanent Mission of Germany to the UN to present "The UN Security Council's Counter-Terrorism Program: What Lies Ahead," a new report by Eric Rosand, Alistair Millar, and Jason Ipe of the Center on Global Counterterrorism Cooperation. 

 
 

 

Policy Papers - October 13, 2007

The UN Security Council's Counterterrorism Program: What Lies Ahead?

After an overview of the Council’s counterterrorism initiatives since September 2001, this report provides an analysis of the Security Council’s counterterrorism program and recommendations for its improvement, with a focus on the Counter-Terrorism Committee and its Counter-Terrorism Executive Directorate.  

 
 

 

Policy Papers - May 14, 2007

Climate Change and Conflict: The Migration Link

From the Introduction: In this paper, we review the current state of knowledge regarding climate change and violent conflict, paying special attention to the influential Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) reports.  

 
 

 

Panel Discussions - May 11, 2007

Addressing Nuclear Black Markets

IPI launched the new strategic dossier by the International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS) entitled "Nuclear Black Markets: Pakistan, A.Q. Khan and the Rise of Proliferation Networks."
 

 
 

 

Policy Papers - April 14, 2007

Nuclear Weapons: The Politics of Non-Proliferation

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).  

 
 

The Global Observatory

Boko Haram Deal to Release Girls Met With Hope and Skepticism
The announcement of a cease-fire agreement between the Nigerian government and Boko Haram has raised hope as well as speculations over its authenticity.

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.