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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).  

 
 

 

Policy Papers - April 14, 2007

Transnational Organized Crime: Multilateral Responses to a Rising Threat

From the Introduction: As the violent forms of authority buttressed by organized crime corrupt and penetrate state, social and international institutions, gaining increasing control over territory, markets and populations, we risk not only a crisis of state and international institutions, but also institutionalizing crisis.  

 
 

 

Conferences - April 09, 2007

Reviewing the Security Council's Counterterrorism Apparatus

IPI organized a one-day, focused workshop on "Reviewing the Security Council's Counterterrorism Apparatus." The workshop, hosted in cooperation with the Center on Global Counterterrorism Cooperation, brought together experts from UN member states, UN Secretariat officials, and leading academic and nongovernmental experts to address the role of the Security Council and its counter-terrorism-related subsidiary bodies in the global fight against terrorism. 

 
 

 

Meeting Notes - April 08, 2007

Security Council Counter-Terrorism Review Project

On April 9, 2007, the International Peace Institute and the Center on Global Counterterrorism Cooperation (CGCTC) convened the first of two expert workshops in New York aimed at providing independent, comprehensive assessments of the United Nations Security Council's overall counterterrorism contributions since 2001.  

 
 

 

Policy Papers - March 14, 2007

Small Arms and Light Weapons: Towards Global Public Policy

From the Introduction: Multilateral efforts to deal with the human, social and economic costs of armed violence have been controversial, and the July 2006 conference to review the implementation of the Programme of Action ended without agreement on a final document.  

 
 

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