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General Announcements - August 15, 2011

African Junior Professionals Fellowship Program at IPI

The fourth annual African Junior Professionals Fellowship Program at IPI brought six African scholars to New York for a month-long (July 1-28) familiarization with the United Nations and the related think tank community.

 

 
 

 

General Announcements - July 26, 2011

IPI President Interview on Chinese TV About Norway Terror Attack

“This is a frontal attack of the national ethos of Norway…which is built on a solid foundation of tolerance politically and religiously,” Terje Rød-Larsen, the President of IPI, told China’s state broadcaster, China Central Television, in commenting on the July 22 terror attacks in Norway. 

 
 

 

Comment & Analysis - July 21, 2011

The Birth of South Sudan: A Difficult Road Ahead

On July 9, 2011, South Sudan became the world’s newest nation. It is the fifty-fourth sovereign nation in Africa, and the first one since Eritrea declared its independence from Ethiopia in 1993. The occasion has been greeted with much fanfare and jubilation in Juba, the capital of this new country of over 8 million people. 

 
 

 

Comment & Analysis - July 06, 2011

Engaging Somalia’s Al-Shabab to Allow the Delivery of Humanitarian Aid

In the last few months, the humanitarian situation in the entire Horn of Africa region has been steadily deteriorating owing to a drought caused by the climatic phenomenon La Niña. The situation is all the more worrying in Somalia where a decades-long conflict has driven some 250,000 Somalis out of their homes since May in the capital Mogadishu alone, according to the UN High Commissioner for Refugees. 

 
 

 

Comment & Analysis - June 30, 2011

IPI President Op-Ed in Astana Times

Our times are being moved by mega-trends. These trends are changing our environment and our lives at a faster pace than at any time before in human history.  

 
 

 

General Announcements - June 17, 2011

IPI Egypt Poll: Optimism Down, Known Parties, Politicians Lead

IPI released today a new poll on public attitudes in Egypt, which finds that half the population now thinks the country is headed in the right direction, sharply down from 82% in March.  

 
 

 

Podcasts - May 26, 2011

Podcast: Jason Stearns on the Collapse and Future of the Congo

Jason Stearns, journalist and author of Dancing in the Glory of Monsters: the Collapse of the Congo and the Great War of Africa, spoke at IPI on May 17, 2011, on his experiences in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.  

 
 

 

Comment & Analysis - May 24, 2011

The Case for a “Humanitarian Pause” in Libya

Recent efforts to get emergency assistance to civilians in the midst of the battle for Libya point to an ongoing debate at the United Nations and beyond—how to reconcile the urgent goal of bringing immediate assistance and protection to civilians with the imperative of keeping humanitarian aid neutral and impartial.  

 
 

 

Comment & Analysis - May 09, 2011

The UN and the War on Terrorism

Even to close observers, the United Nations can be frustratingly opaque, with decisions often being taken in hushed corridors, smoky coffee shops or behind closed doors.  

 
 

 

Podcasts - May 06, 2011

Podcast: Gaza Doctor Who Lost Daughters to War Appeals for Peace

Dr. Izzeldin Abuelaish lost his 3 daughters in Gaza to a tank shell during the 2009 war, and on April 25th at IPI he gave a very moving account of the experience and his abiding belief in the possibilities of peace.  

 
 

The Global Observatory

Does World War I Echo in East Asia’s Growing Tensions?
Lessons of pre-WWI alliances, nationalism, and crises can help East Asia defuse its tensions today.

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.