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Conferences - March 19, 2014

Maritime Collaboration in Asia-Pacific Focus of JIDD Conference in Jakarta

"The sea is at the center of the Asia-Pacific region; it has the potential to unite us, but also risks dividing countries in the region," Indonesia's Defense Minister Purnomo Yusgiantoro told an audience of 1,000 as he opened the fourth annual Jakarta International Defense Dialogue (JIDD).  

 
 

 

Panel Discussions - March 14, 2014

Top Clerics Say CAR Crisis Not Religious but Political

“This is not a religious crisis, actually,” said Dieudonné Nzapalainga, Catholic Archbishop of Bangui, Central African Republic (CAR) on March 14th. “It is a political and military crisis.” The archbishop joined two other faith leaders at the International Peace Institute to discuss opportunities to stop the killing that broke out in December 2012. 

 
 

 

Conferences - March 12, 2014

IPI Strengthens Relations with Kazakhstan

In a visit to Kazakhstan March 12-15, IPI's President Terje Rød-Larsen met with a number of senior officials to further develop the institute’s close relations with Kazakhstan.  

 
 

 

Speaker Events - March 11, 2014

IPI President Rød-Larsen Visits Azerbaijan

On March 11-12th, a delegation from IPI led by IPI President Terje Rød-Larsen visited Baku to discuss possible cooperation with Azerbaijan. The main topics of discussion included energy and security, the situation in Nagorno-Karabakh, as well as regional security and cooperation in the Caspian and Caucasus region.  

 
 

 

Panel Discussions - February 26, 2014

Roméo Dallaire: Neutralize Child Soldiers Without Destroying Them

“We believe that by better training both police and military and a whole new dimension of working much closer, particularly information-wise, with NGOs and other agencies on the ground, we can work at neutralizing without destroying children as a system of weaponry in this era,” said Lt. General Roméo Dallaire (Ret.) at an IPI event on February 26th.  

 
 

 

- February 24, 2014

Women, Peace & Security

 
 

 

Speaker Events - February 19, 2014

Gary Bass: Forgotten Genocide May Portend Future Stain on UN Inaction

The inability of the United Nations Security Council to halt mass atrocities in East Pakistan some 40 years ago has parallels to current inaction in North Korea, argued Gary Bass, a professor of politics and international affairs at Princeton University, on February 19th.  

 
 

 

Panel Discussions - February 18, 2014

Jok: Near Collapse in South Sudan Is Shocking but Not Surprising

The events that recently brought South Sudan to a near collapse were “extremely shocking, but they were not surprising by any means,” said Jok Madut Jok, Executive Director of The Sudd Institute, at the International Peace Institute on February 18. “It was only a matter of time before the country returned to this kind of situation,” he added.  

 
 

 

Meeting Notes - February 13, 2014

The Security-Development Nexus in Conflict Prevention and Resolution in Africa: Notes from the Security Council Istanbul Retreat

This meeting note discusses Turkey’s growing role in Africa, and it surveys the many regional efforts to improve security and development on the continent. It summarizes the main points of discussion at the 4th Istanbul Retreat of the UN Security Council, which was held on April 6-7th, 2013 in Istanbul, Turkey.  

 
 

 

Speaker Events - February 05, 2014

Because of Syria, UNHCR Promises “Biggest Change Ever”

To address the largest humanitarian crisis of the 21st century, the United Nations is conducting a major overhaul of its response to the refugee emergency brought on by the Syrian civil war, said Amin Awad, a senior official of the UN’s refugee agency, UNHCR, at an IPI event on February 5th. 

 
 

The Global Observatory

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