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Comment & Analysis - September 30, 2010
As representatives from more than 100 UN member states gear up for the Fifth Conference of the States Party to the UN Convention Against Transnational Organized Crime in Vienna, one wonders whether the gathering will be another anti-climax or will see delegates heed the plea by Antonio Maria Costa, the former executive director of the UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC).
General Announcements - September 21, 2010
Comment & Analysis - September 20, 2010
The recent General Assembly review of the United Nations’ Global Counter-Terrorism Strategy was noteworthy simply for reaffirming the status quo.
Comment & Analysis - September 14, 2010
General Announcements - September 09, 2010
In this film interview for the Perpetual Peace Project, Dr. Edward C. Luck, IPI Senior Vice-President for Research and Programs and Special Adviser to UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, discusses Kant's prescient ideas on how human rights came to figure into the responsibilities of the state.
General Announcements - August 17, 2010
"Early warning should not be the beginning of the UN’s engagement in a situation of concern," said Dr. Edward C. Luck, IPI Senior Vice President for Research and Programs, while addressing the UN General Assembly during an informal meeting on early warning, assessment, and the responsibility to protect on August 9th.
General Announcements - August 10, 2010
Assassinations, riots, state violence—these are some of the topics addressed in a new book, Political Violence in South and Southeast Asia, which features a chapter about Bangladesh by IPI Senior Policy Analyst Naureen Chowdhury Fink.
Comment & Analysis - August 05, 2010
At a farewell reception two years ago for under secretary for peacekeeping operations, Jean-Marie Guéhenno, he was asked what had surprised him the most during his eight years in the post. “The importance of national sovereignty,” he answered.
General Announcements - August 04, 2010
Comment & Analysis - August 04, 2010
Africa's leaders gathered at Speke Resort Munyonyo on the shores of Lake Victoria on the outskirts of the Ugandan capital Kampala on July 25th for the African Union bi-annual summit. This was the 15th meeting since the continental body was founded eight years ago.
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