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Policy Papers - December 08, 2008

Latest IPI Blue Paper Published

Human security challenges are inextricably linked to existing threats to international security. Climate-induced disasters could lead to massive migrations, heightening intraregional tensions.  

 
 

 

Panel Discussions - November 13, 2008

Implementing the UN Global Counterterrorism Strategy in South Asia

On November 13th-14th, the International Peace Institute (IPI) together with the Center for Global Counterterrorism Cooperation (CGCTC) convened a roundtable of counterterrorism practitioners and experts to discuss “Implementing the United Nations Global Counterterrorism Strategy in South Asia.” 

 
 

 

Panel Discussions - October 23, 2008

Blue Helmets and Black Markets: The Business of Survival in the Siege of Sarajevo

IPI recently held a panel discussion to launch the new book, Blue Helmets and Black Markets: The Business of Survival in the Siege of Sarajevo, by Peter Andreas.  

 
 

 

Meeting Notes - October 11, 2008

Beyond Terrorism: Deradicalization and Disengagement from Violent Extremism

Drawn from a conference jointly convened by IPI and Norway's Ministry of Foreign Affairs entitled "Leaving Terrorism Behind," this meeting report examines the processes of deradicalization and disengagement from violent extremism.  

 
 

 

Panel Discussions - October 07, 2008

Roundtable on De-alerting Nuclear Weapons

IPI recently held a roundtable on the de-alerting of nuclear weapons, an issue raised by several resolutions of the General Assembly. In providing a diverse selection of views on this important issue, the discussion saw a lively debate on the operational status of nuclear weapons systems, the risks associated with high-level alert status, and the possible steps to reduce such risks. 

 
 

 

Panel Discussions - October 03, 2008

IPI Policy Forum Addresses Crime as an Impediment to Security and Development in Africa

On the morning of Monday, September 22, 2008, IPI hosted a breakfast Policy Forum on "Crime as an Impediment to Security and Development in Africa." The meeting, chaired by IPI President Terje Rød-Larsen and UNODC Executive Director Antonio Maria Costa, considered the ways in which local and transnational crime in Africa represents both a cause and a consequence of violence, corruption, and poor governance, and the strategies that international institutions can adopt to arrest this cycle. The meeting was an official Side Event to the UN General Assembly’s High Level Meeting on Africa’s Development Needs.

 

 
 

 

Policy Papers - September 30, 2008

Eastern Africa: Security and the Legacy of Fragility

The first of a five-part paper series focusing on African subregions, Eastern Africa: Security and the Legacy of Fragility, examines subregional capacity to respond to the multiple challenges facing Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia, Sudan, Tanzania, and Uganda.

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Speaker Events - July 05, 2008

UNODC Launches 2008 World Drug Report at IPI

The World Drug Report 2008, compiled and published by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), was launched last week at the International Peace Institute’s Trygve Lie Center with a lunchtime event that attracted staff from UN Missions, the UN Secretariat, funds and agencies, and other members of New York’s international affairs community.

 

 
 

 

Conferences - June 21, 2008

Meeting on Contractor Killings for UN Special Rapporteur

IPI hosted a closed-door meeting of civil society with the United Nations Special Rapporteur on Extrajudicial, Summary, or Arbitrary executions, Professor Philip Alston, on the occasion of his Mission to the United States. The meeting, held at IPI's Trygve Lie Center was intended to provide constructive thinking on how best to prevent and remedy contractor killings.
 

 
 

 

Conferences - June 10, 2008

Counterterrorism Capacity Building in Asia and Africa

The International Peace Institute, together with the Permanent Mission of Denmark to the United Nations, organized an expert-level policy forum on counterterrorism capacity-building in Asia and Africa. Based on two reports examining the role of bi- and multi-lateral assistance to counterterrorism efforts in developing countries, the standing-room-only event was designed to inform the forthcoming September 2008 Review of the UN Global Counter-Terrorism Strategy. 

 
 

The Global Observatory

Caught in the Middle: Civilian Protection in South Sudan
Absent an active effort by the South Sudanese government, the UN Mission will need to adopt a holistic approach to civilian protection.

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.