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General Announcements - April 03, 2013

IPI Video: Why the 21st Century Will Be the Asia-Pacific Century

In the past few centuries, the role of the Asia-Pacific was diminished in its global influence. This is about to change. By 2030, the region's share of the world’s GDP is predicted to be 67%. It is currently home to more than half the global population, and has the fastest growing economies in the world. By all accounts, the 21st century will be the "Asia-Pacific century."  

 
 

 

Speaker Events - April 02, 2013

Khalidi Questions U.S. “Honest Broker” Role in Mideast

The Israeli-Palestinian conflict has festered for decades, with periodic outbursts of violence, as negotiations mediated by the United States have produced no viable solutions. In Brokers of Deceit: How the U.S. Has Undermined Peace in the Middle East, author Rashid Khalidi examines what he calls the failure of the U.S.’s role as the impartial broker in the peace process. 

 
 

 

Policy Papers - March 29, 2013

Regionalism and Regionalization in the Middle East: Options and Challenges

Today’s changing political environment, fostered by the 2011 uprisings, provides unprecedented opportunities for opening new dimensions of regional cooperation in the Middle East.  

 
 

 

Panel Discussions - March 22, 2013

Security and Development in the Sahel-Sahara: Insights from the Niamey Seminar

The impact of the current crisis in the Sahel-Sahara region has wider regional implications for the Maghreb and Gulf of Guinea. Security and development solutions must be sought across all three regions if sustainable peace and stability is to be achieved. 

 
 

 

Conferences - March 20, 2013

IPI, Indonesia Hold International Forum in Jakarta

IPI’s President Terje Rød-Larsen told an audience of 1,300 in Jakarta that he hoped the Jakarta International Defense Dialogue (JIDD) would become “the preeminent forum for continued multilateral cooperation in the Asia-Pacific, seeking peace, progress, and prosperity for all the peoples of the region.”  

 
 

 

Panel Discussions - March 19, 2013

ICRC’s Maurer: New Theaters of Conflicts in Civilian Protection

“We, like many actors in the field, are confronted with important dilemmas which all tie into protection work and which preoccupy us, not only concretely, but also conceptually,” said Peter Maurer, President of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), at an IPI event on March 19th.  

 
 

 

Meeting Notes - March 18, 2013

Natural Disasters, Not Conflict, Create Majority of Displacement

Over the past few years, the number of people displaced as a result of natural disasters has far exceeded those displaced by conflict. Why is this happening? What are the consequences? And what can be done about it?  

 
 

 

Panel Discussions - March 18, 2013

Kenyan Elections: A Sense of Cautious Optimism

Two weeks after Kenyans took to the polls to elect their new president on March 4th, 2013, IPI hosted a policy forum that assessed the outcome of the elections in Kenya. Panelists considered the mechanisms of the electoral process, the 2010 Kenyan constitution, and the implications of the International Criminal Court (ICC) indictment of Uhuru Kenyatta, who won the majority vote. 

 
 

 

Speaker Events - March 11, 2013

UN’s Johnson: Putting South Sudan in Context

“The protection of civilians never operates out of context,” Hilde Johnson, Special Representative of the Secretary-General and Head of the UN Mission in the Republic of South Sudan (UNMISS), said at an IPI event on March 11, 2013. “It takes place within a context, and the context in the case of South Sudan is three [issues],” she said. 

 
 

 

Policy Papers - March 08, 2013

North Korea and UN Security Council: New Study Shows Predictable Cycle

North Korea’s underground nuclear test on February 12, 2013, was the latest in a series of provocations that form part of a slow-motion proliferation strategy. As the UN Security Council responded with sanctions in early March, the world body again contributed to a pattern of action, reaction, trust, and mistrust with the recalcitrant state. 

 
 

The Global Observatory

Overlooked Among 50 Million Displaced Worldwide, Women and Girls Lose Out
Women affected by forced displacement still struggle to access the most basic services, but some initiatives offer useful lessons for the UN and NGO communities.

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.