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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.”
  

 
 

 

Podcasts - February 16, 2010

Podcast: Nasser Al-Kidwa Says 2-State Solution Still Valid

"Is the two-state solution still valid?" asked Nasser Al-Kidwa, the long-time Palestinian official, in a rhetorical question to a standing-room-only crowd at an IPI event on February 8th. “I think the good news here, at least from my perspective, is that yes, it is still valid,” he said. “The bad news, nevertheless is that it will not be valid for a long time.”  

 
 

 

 

 

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.  

 
 

 

Comment & Analysis - January 25, 2010

What Next for the UN Peacebuilding Commission?

This year the General Assembly and the Security Council will review the UN Peacebuilding Commission (PBC)—a promising, but so far problematic, new UN organ. It is important that this opportunity is not squandered or the PBC could risk becoming yet another irrelevant UN body.  

 
 

 

General Announcements - January 21, 2010

Joint UN Team to Assess Protection Issues in Haiti

A team of United Nations staff dealing with human rights and displacement arrived in Haiti over the weekend to assess a range of protection issues in the wake of the disaster that has left one third of the country’s nine million inhabitants in need of urgent assistance.  

 
 

 

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. 

 
 

 

Comment & Analysis - January 04, 2010

IPI Fellow Reports on His Kenya Police Task Force Experience

The post-election violence and destruction during January 2008 came as a shock to many within Kenya and abroad.  

 
 

The Global Observatory

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.