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Policy Papers - September 19, 2014

New Report Calls for Integrated Multilateral Response to Organized Crime

Since the end of the Cold War, organized crime has moved from being a marginal problem in a few cities and regions to being a mainstream threat to national stability and international peace and security. While the threat has become transnational, the multilateral response has been slow, disjointed, and reactive.  

 
 

 

General Announcements - September 17, 2014

Video: Strengthening Democratic Governance in Africa

On Wednesday, September 17th, IPI hosted an African Leaders Series event featuring Ambassador Aisha Laraba Abdullahi, African Union Commissioner for Political Affairs, who reflected on Africa’s capabilities, opportunities, and challenges in strengthening governance systems, institutions, and embedding a culture of democracy and peace.

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Policy Papers - September 16, 2014

New Report: Transforming the UN Approach to Peacebuilding

Since the end of the Cold War, the UN has found itself intervening directly within its member states to help them end intrastate conflicts and rebuild their war-torn countries. Peacekeeping missions that were originally designed to keep opposing national armies apart and that had the consent of the host state are now expected to secure a much more comprehensive peace, 

 
 

 

Panel Discussions - September 15, 2014

Despite Disaffection, Youth Still Engaged with Democracy

Young people around the world appear increasingly disaffected with politics and political institutions, particularly in countries where corruption is rampant and government accountability is lacking. Yet during a September 15th event commemorating the International Day of Democracy, a group of young political activists from three different continents spoke at IPI  

 
 

 

Conferences - September 10, 2014

Lessons from the Past, Visions for the Future: The Middle East After 1914

On September 10-11, 2014, the International Peace Institute launched its inaugural meeting at its Middle East Regional Office in Manama, Bahrain titled “Lessons from the Past, Visions for the Future: The Middle East After 1914.”  

 
 

 

Conferences - September 09, 2014

Threats and Opportunities for Energy Sector in West Africa

West African development depends on energy, and that energy depends on stability—this was one of the sentiments repeated during a September 9th expert roundtable held in Paris on the theme of energy and security in West Africa.  

 
 

 

Conferences - September 04, 2014

Addis Meeting Examines Local Knowledge for Peacebuilding and Statebuilding in Africa

In recent years, the UN and other international organizations have frequently used terms like “national ownership,” “local ownership,” and “inclusivity” to reflect the growing importance of the concept of “the local” in the field of international peacebuilding and statebuilding.  

 
 

 

General Announcements - August 25, 2014

New IPI Documentary Film on Past and Future of International Affairs

As part of its work on advocating and implementing lessons learned from 1814 and 1914 for today, the International Peace Institute, with the support of Canada and Norway, has created a short documentary film entitled "Architects and Sleepwalkers."  

 
 

 

 

 

- August 21, 2014

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The Global Observatory

Killing of al-Shabaab Leader Throws Future of Militant Group into Question
In the short term, the killing of Godane is likely to result in more violent attacks, but longer-term consequences are hard to predict.

Key Global Events to Watch in September
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.