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Policy Papers - May 06, 2014

As Demand Surges, How Can UN Peacekeeping Incentivize Participation?

A surge in South Sudan and a new operation in the Central African Republic will bring UN peacekeeping deployments—and the UN peacekeeping budget—to unprecedented levels. How does the UN finance its peacekeeping missions? And how can it use that financing system in a better way to get the personnel and equipment it needs for all of its missions?  

 
 

 

Panel Discussions - May 02, 2014

Protecting Journalists in Times of Unrest and Conflict

On the occasion of the celebration of World Press Freedom Day, a group of experts and senior journalists gathered at IPI on May 2nd to discuss the increasingly serious challenges faced by journalists around the world who are continually threatened, abducted, and even killed because of their work, particularly in conflict areas.  

 
 

 

Speaker Events - May 01, 2014

Nambiar: Myanmar Has Ethnic Tensions in Evolving Democracy

Special Adviser to the Secretary-General on Myanmar Vijay Nambiar said that over the past four years, the country has achieved remarkable progress in terms of democratic and political reform, but that ethnic tensions between the Buddhist majority and the Muslim minority still pose a serious threat to Myanmar’s path to reform and stability.  

 
 

 

Panel Discussions - April 24, 2014

Principles for Youth and Peacebuilding

There are some 1.2 billion young people in the world today, and many are counted as part of the 1.5 billion living in war-affected areas, noted Andrea Ó Súilleabháin, Policy Analyst at the International Peace Institute on April 24th. Ms. Ó Súilleabháin quoted the statistic while chairing a panel discussion to launch the book Guiding Principles on Young People’s Participation in Peacebuilding

 
 

 

Panel Discussions - April 22, 2014

Adama Dieng: Action, Not Only Warning, Needed On Genocide Prevention

Genocide is a process with many “signposts along the road,” said Adama Dieng, Under-Secretary-General and Special Adviser to the UN Secretary-General on the Prevention of Genocide, on April 22nd. “What we need is not more early warning, but early action,” he added at a panel discussion on the lessons learned in the 20 years since the Rwandan genocide. 

 
 

 

 

 

General Announcements - April 18, 2014

Technology and Conflict Examined at ''Build Peace'' Conference

Technology is altering how we engage with the world, offering new avenues for social change. On April 4-5, 2014, IPI was part of the Build Peace Conference, which gathered practitioners, activists, and technologists from around the world to share experiences and ideas on using technology for peacebuilding and transforming conflict transformation.  

 
 

 

Speaker Events - April 17, 2014

Stent: No More US-Russia Resets

“After four resets and what’s happened in Ukraine, probably the United States should forget resets [with Russia] and focus on realism,” said Angela E. Stent, author of The Limits of Partnership: US-Russia Relations in the Twenty-First Century. She discussed her book at the International Peace Institute on April 17th.  

 
 

 

Policy Papers - April 12, 2014

IPI Publication Examines UN's Approach to Terminating Security Council Sanctions

This report assesses the United Nations Security Council’s current approach to drawing down sanctions in intrastate war situations. After examining broader questions surrounding the UN’s authority to impose sanctions and the corresponding limits on these powers, the report assesses criteria used by the Council to terminate sanctions.  

 
 

 

Conferences - April 11, 2014

IPI, Turkey Host Informal Retreat for UN Security Council

IPI and the government of Turkey co-hosted an informal United Nations Security Council (UNSC) retreat in Istanbul on April 11-13, 2014. The retreat, in its fifth consecutive year, gathered members of the UN Security Council, as well as current chairs and high-level officials of a number of international and regional organizations to examine how the UNSC and regional organizations may more effectively work together on issues concerning international peace and security. 
In an off-the-record setting, discussions sought to build upon existing mechanisms for strengthened cooperation between the Security Council and regional organizations on areas of conflict prevention, peace operations, counterterrorism, and humanitarian crises, with particular emphasis given to prevention.

A meeting note on the retreat is forthcoming from IPI.

 
 

The Global Observatory

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Lessons of pre-WWI alliances, nationalism, and crises can help East Asia defuse its tensions today.

Key Global Events to Watch in October
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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.