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Policy Papers - March 15, 2009

Private Military and Security Companies: A Framework for Regulation

In this IPI paper, Cockayne and Mears examine the shortcomings of existing state, industry, intergovernmental, and civil society mechanisms for global security industry regulation, and put forward five possible regulatory frameworks for the global security industry.  

 
 

 

Policy Papers - March 13, 2009

Five Blueprints for Regulating the Global Security Industry

This policy brief examines options for improving international regulation of private military and security companies (PMSCs).  

 
 

 

Conferences - March 13, 2009

Building Consensus on Nuclear Nonproliferation and Disarmament: A Chinese Perspective

On March 13th, the International Peace Institute and the EastWest Institute (EWI) jointly hosted an expert roundtable on "Building Consensus on Nuclear Nonproliferation and Disarmament: A Chinese Perspective."  

 
 

 

Panel Discussions - March 10, 2009

Tracking Al-Qaida: Terrorism and the Internet in the Twenty-First Century

Earlier this month, the International Peace Institute hosted a lunchtime policy forum on "Tracking Al-Qaida: Terrorism and the Internet in the Twenty-First Century," with speakers Dr. Marc Sageman, Scholar in Residence at the New York Police Department, and Mr. Evan Kohlmann, an international terrorism consultant. The event, attended by diplomats, practitioners, and researchers, focused on the changing nature of recruitment and social interaction among violent extremists due to the growing use of the internet. 

 
 

 

Speaker Events - February 24, 2009

The International Peace Institute Celebrates Sir Brian Urquhart's Ninetieth Birthday

On February 24, 2009, IPI’s Turtle Bay Club gathered to mark the ninetieth birthday of Sir Brian Urquhart, lifelong supporter of the United Nations and IPI Board Member. At the event, held in IPI’s Trygve Lie Center, guests paid tribute to Sir Brian and reflected on his extraordinary career. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, unable to attend, delivered a video message to Sir Brian. 

 
 

 

Speaker Events - February 18, 2009

Enhancing Counterterrorism Capacities and Cooperation in the Horn of Africa

The International Peace Institute recently hosted a lunchtime policy discussion on "Enhancing Counterterrorism Capacities and Cooperation in the Horn of Africa," with speaker Ambassador Hiruy Amanuel, Head of the Intergovernmental Authority on Development's (IGAD) Capacity-Building Programme Against Terrorism. 

 
 

 

Policy Papers - February 14, 2009

West Africa: Governance and Security in a Changing Region

The fourth installment of a five-part series focusing on African subregions, "West Africa: Governance and Security in a Changing Region" examines subregional capacity to respond to the challenges facing West Africa Benin, Burkina Faso, Cape Verde, Cote d'Ivoire, The Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Liberia, Mali, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone, and Togo.

 
 

 

Panel Discussions - February 12, 2009

Winner of 2008 UN Human Rights Prize, Dr. Denis Mukwege, Discusses Sexual Violence in the Congo

On February 12th, IPI’s Forum on World Affairs addressed “Sexual Violence in the Democratic Republic of the Congo: What Can Be Done?” 

 
 

 

Panel Discussions - February 11, 2009

United Nations Foundation President Timothy Wirth Speaks on US-UN Relations

On February 11th, United Nations Foundation President Timothy Wirth led an IPI discussion on “US-UN Relations: What to Expect?”
 

 
 

 

Meeting Notes - February 08, 2009

Improving International Responses to Armed Conflict

IPI's twelfth annual New York Seminar, Improving the International Response to Armed Conflict and State Fragility, took place at the Tarrytown Estate, New York, on May 5-8, 2008.  

 
 

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The Global Observatory, produced by IPI, provides timely analysis on peace and security issues, interviews with leading policymakers, interactive maps, and more.