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Podcasts - March 04, 2011
Over a seven-month period, New York Times journalist David Rohde was held captive in Afghanistan and in Pakistani tribal areas that are completely in hands of the most fearsome Taliban. One day, he thinks he may be freed. The next he is certain he is to die.
Speaker Events - February 24, 2011
In November 2008, David Rohde, a correspondent for The New York Times, went off on a high-hazard trip in the Afghan hinterland to obtain an in-person interview with a Taliban commander for a book he was completing.
Panel Discussions - January 10, 2011
“Terrorism has always been with us. The solution is elusive, but we are moving towards it,” said Richard Barrett, Coordinator of the Al-Qaida/Taliban Monitoring Team, at the January 10, 2010 screening of The Terrorist Who Came Home, the first in a series of documentaries intended to highlight the stories of repentant terrorists.
Meeting Notes - January 04, 2011
Panel Discussions - December 07, 2010
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
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
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
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
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
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).
The Global Observatory
NATO Moves Forward on Implementing Women, Peace and Security Agenda: Interview with Mari Skåre
The key to including more women at the table in defense and security matters at NATO “is recognizing that women have a rightful place there,” said Skåre, Special Representative of the Secretary-General of NATO on Women, Peace and Security.
Key Global Events to Watch in March
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.