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Speaker Events - July 25, 2009

France’s Brice Lalonde: Countering Climate Change Needs Joint Action and Vision of Future

Brice Lalonde, Special Ambassador of France for the Climate Change Negotiation, discussed at IPI the current state of play in climate change talks in the lead-up to the UN conference on the subject in Copenhagen in December. 

 
 

 

Panel Discussions - July 07, 2009

Commission Head Speaks of Need to Combat Impunity in Guatemala

The head of a UN-mandated commission in Guatemala told an audience at IPI on Tuesday, July 7, 2009 that Guatemala’s economic elite has begun to understand the serious danger posed by international organized crime, and particularly narcotrafficking, and that the solution requires a stronger state capable of confronting it.  

 
 

 

Panel Discussions - June 10, 2009

Climate Change is a Threat Multiplier, Experts Say

At a recent policy forum at IPI, three visiting speakers agreed that climate change may not directly cause conflict, but can act as a threat multiplier by exacerbating existing tensions or creating new ones.  

 
 

 

Policy Papers - June 04, 2009

Small Arms and Light Weapons: IPI Blue Paper no. 5

Small arms and light weapons (SALW) remain among the cheapest and most easily accessible instruments of violence.  

 
 

 

Speaker Events - May 12, 2009

Terrorism Expert Riedel Delivers Sober Analysis of Pakistan, Afghanistan

According to terrorism expert Bruce Riedel, the situation in Pakistan is “dire and deteriorating,” and NATO could lose the war in Afghanistan due to a lack of resources and attention, but that could be avoided. 

 
 

 

Policy Papers - May 10, 2009

Countering Terrorism in South Asia

Horrific acts of terrorism, such as the November 2008 attacks in Mumbai, underscore the regional nature of the terrorist threat in South Asia, and they point to a need for greater cooperation within the region to address it.  

 
 

 

Panel Discussions - April 30, 2009

IPI Presents Ideas on Strengthening Capacity to Secretary-General

Last week, IPI’s program staff presented Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and his senior-management team with ideas for action drawn from IPI’s extensive Task Forces on Strengthening Multilateral Security Capacity at a meeting at IPI. Each of IPI’s rapporteurs delivered a summary of core findings on chosen topics. 

 
 

 

Policy Papers - April 22, 2009

Weapons of Mass Destruction: IPI Blue Paper no. 3

This report addresses the urgent need within the UN system to give higher priority to nonproliferation and disarmament, and to build a consensus on these issues.  

 
 

 

Panel Discussions - April 20, 2009

Human Rights and Counterterrorism

On April 20th, the International Peace Institute hosted a lunchtime policy forum on "Human Rights and Counterterrorism: The Role of the UN." IPI Vice President and Director of External Relations Warren Hoge welcomed a record 125 people to IPI's Trygve Lie Center and, following his remarks, Ambassador Claude Heller of Mexico discussed the UN's role in upholding human rights, and the instruments at its disposal. 

 
 

 

Panel Discussions - April 15, 2009

Peace Operations and Organized Crime

The International Peace Institute on April 15th launched a Special Issue of the journal International Peacekeeping, edited by James Cockayne, IPI Senior Associate, and Adam Lupel, IPI Editor. "Peace Operations and Organized Crime," the subject of both the Special Issue and the launch event, were considered in a policy-forum setting by contributors to the issue James Cockayne, Alix Boucher, and Phil Williams, and discussant Ann-Marie Orler, United Nations Deputy Police Adviser.
 

 
 

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.