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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.

 
 

 

Panel Discussions - April 10, 2014

Is Humanitarian Law Still Fit For Purpose?

On April 10th, IPI, together with Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF)–USA, hosted a policy forum that focused on the promotion of greater compliance with international humanitarian law (IHL) for a better protection of civilians and improved effectiveness of humanitarian aid, and attempted to provide some recommendations to improve respect for IHL in todays' most violent conflicts.

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Conferences - April 08, 2014

Organized Crime and Conflict in the Sahel-Maghreb Focus of 2014 NY Seminar

Criminal networks are flourishing in regions of the world that suffer from conflict and weak institutions, and, as part of global market forces, they are undermining stability and human security at large. On April 8th, IPI hosted its annual New York seminar that examined the complexity and multifaceted nature of the threats posed by transnational organized crime  

 
 

 

Panel Discussions - April 07, 2014

Ladsous: Congo Is UN “Laboratory” for Drones and New Technology

With peacekeeping forces facing heightened threats in the field, and with greater expectations from local society as well as international actors, it’s imperative that the United Nations “works in the 21st century and not the 19th or early 20th century," said Hervé Ladsous, Under-Secretary-General for the UN Department of Peacekeeping Operations. 

 
 

 

Conferences - April 05, 2014

IPI Opens Middle East Regional Office

International Peace Institute President Terje Rød-Larsen inaugurated IPI’s new Middle East Regional Office with a recognition of the area’s critical importance to the world and the rapid political changes underway in the countries of the region, and he asserted that IPI has an “important role” to play there.  

 
 

 

Panel Discussions - April 04, 2014

Malone: In Development, UN Is “Idea Incubator”

With the timeline for the Millennium Development Goals ticking down, the United Nations says its machinery is cranking at full speed to facilitate and produce the framework for a post-2015 development agenda before the General Assembly session in September. Whether that’s true or not, fortunately, the UN is an apt and important “idea incubator” for international development, contended Dr. David Malone, Rector of the United Nations University (UNU), on April 4th.  

 
 

 

Panel Discussions - April 03, 2014

In Horn of Africa, Links Between Disaster, Conflict, and Displacement

What are the links between climate change, conflict, and the displacement of people? A panel of experts discussed this nexus and its implications in the Horn of Africa at the International Peace Institute on April 3rd in an event cosponsored by the Nansen Initiative.  

 
 

The Global Observatory

In Light of Scottish Referendum, What Future for Frustrated Secessionists?
As secessionist movements proliferate around the world, a look at what leads some to succeed and others to fail.

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.