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Podcasts - March 04, 2011

Podcast: A Escapee's and His Wife's Tale, David Rohde and Kristen Mulvihill

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

Kidnapped by the Taliban: An Escapee's and Spouse's Tale

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.  

 
 

 

 

 

Conferences - March 16, 2010

Jordan Plays Host to International Terrorism Experts for IPI Conference

On March 16-17, the International Peace Institute and the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs co-organized a conference on “Countering Violent Extremism: Learning from Deradicalization Programs in Some Muslim-Majority States,” in Amman, Jordan.  

 
 

 

Comment & Analysis - February 04, 2010

New Strategy Emerges on Afghanistan

The key component of the new strategy on Afghanistan is the so-called ‘Karzai plan’ for a Taliban deradicalization and reintegration program that would use economic incentives to encourage Taliban members to give up their arms and cut any ties with al-Qaida.  

 
 

 

Speaker Events - March 05, 2007

Terje Rød-Larsen Presents Keynote Address at the 12th Annual Conference of the ECSSR

On March 5th, IPI President Terje Rød-Larsen presented the Keynote Address at the 12th Annual Conference of the Emirates Centre for Strategic Studies and Research (ECSSR). 

 
 

 

Policy Papers - February 14, 2007

The Middle East: Fragility and Crisis

In the coming five to ten years, the highest number of key global security challenges is likely to be concentrated in the Middle East, or be related to it. 

 
 

 

Meeting Notes - February 14, 2005

Managing Nuclear Threats after Iraq

The workshop addressed nonproliferation policies and trends in Iraq.  

 
 

The Global Observatory

Firing Blanks: The Growing Irrelevance of the UN Small Arms Process
UN momentum toward stopping illicit arms trade seems to have slowed, but national gun control laws hint at the possibility of a successful bottom-up approach.

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.