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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.  

 
 

 

Podcasts - March 08, 2010

Podcast: Daniel Benjamin on Counterterrorism

During an address on March 3rd at IPI, Ambassador Daniel Benjamin from the US Department of State asserted that “as President Obama has said from the outset, there should be no trade-off between our security and our values.”
  

 
 

 

Speaker Events - March 01, 2010

US Official: "No Trade-Off Between Our Security and Our Values"

“International Counterterrorism Policy in the Obama Administration: Developing a Strategy for the Future” was the subject of a well-attended address at IPI on Monday, March 1st by Ambassador Daniel Benjamin, the Coordinator for Counterterrorism at the US Department of State.
  

 
 

 

Policy Papers - February 09, 2010

IPI Publication: Bombs and Ballots in Bangladesh

In this policy paper, author Naureen Chowdhury Fink argues that the threats of terrorism and militancy in Bangladesh are best understood in relation to the political and socioeconomic challenges confronting the country. 

 
 

 

Podcasts - February 08, 2010

Podcast: Vali Nasr and Muslim Capitalists

In a talk at IPI on January 26th, Vali Nasr, a Tufts University professor currently serving in the Obama Administration as a senior advisor on Afghanistan and Pakistan, put forth the argument that “the change agent in the Muslim world will have to be the market, not a cultural debate.” 

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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.  

 
 

 

Podcasts - January 25, 2010

Podcast: Gareth Evans on Eliminating Nuclear Threats

A podcast of an IPI event with Gareth Evans, co-chair of the International Commission on Nuclear Non-Proliferation and Disarmament, who gave a passionate declaration of the commission’s commitment to bringing the number of worldwide nuclear arms to zero.  

 
 

 

Speaker Events - January 25, 2010

Gareth Evans: “Absolutely Serious About Getting to Zero”

Gareth Evans, co-chair of the International Commission on Nuclear Non-Proliferation and Disarmament, made a passionate declaration of the commission’s commitment to bringing the number of worldwide nuclear arms to zero.  

 
 

 

Comment & Analysis - January 19, 2010

Assessing the Terrorist Threat in Bangladesh

Moderate Muslims represent the majority in Bangladesh and Bangladeshis have shown little inclination to replace personal piety with theocratic government or religious violence. Instead, citizens have shown a fierce dedication to their democratic government despite several attempts to install an autocratic one. 

 
 

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.