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General Announcements - April 25, 2013
As the regional implications of the crisis in Mali become apparent, there has been speculation as to whether Niger will be the next country in the region to be undermined by Islamist insurgency and separatist rebellion, transnational organized crime, and weak governance practices.
General Announcements - April 12, 2013
IPI President Terje Rød-Larsen, Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu, and Yasar Halit Cevit, Turkey’s Permanent Representative to the UN, discussed regional security and development issues in Istanbul on April 6th.
General Announcements - April 03, 2013
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."
General Announcements - February 12, 2013
General Announcements - February 07, 2013
"We have to redraw the old 'maps' we have been using to read the Middle East," IPI President Terje Rød-Larsen told an audience of local diplomats and think tank experts in Seoul, South Korea on Thursday, February 7.
General Announcements - May 22, 2012
Comment & Analysis - January 23, 2012
Ban Ki-moon was appointed to a second five-year term as Secretary-General of the United Nations in his typical style: quietly. In a time of divisive power plays in the Security Council, all 15 members supported him and, a week later, the General Assembly gave its unanimous consent. No other candidate had been put forward and no fuss was raised among Member States.
Comment & Analysis - January 22, 2012
"The United Nations system is both a humanitarian aid system and political system, and it's seen as very much within a Western orbit, so a great deal of the reluctance of Al-Shabaab to allow some of these aid agencies to function has to do with their perception, whether right or wrong, that these aid agencies also represent a political agenda," says John Hirsch, IPI Senior Adviser, in this Al Jazeera report.
General Announcements - January 13, 2012
Illicit money flows linked to global crime syndicates are conservatively estimated at US$130 billion annually. As criminal networks expand, they increasingly ignore international borders while law enforcement agencies remain largely confined to their own national boundaries.
IPI in the News - December 15, 2011
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