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General Announcements - August 15, 2011

African Junior Professionals Fellowship Program at IPI

The fourth annual African Junior Professionals Fellowship Program at IPI brought six African scholars to New York for a month-long (July 1-28) familiarization with the United Nations and the related think tank community.

 

 
 

 

Policy Papers - July 27, 2011

Issue Brief: Preventive Diplomacy and Mediation

In anticipation of the Secretary-General’s report on preventive diplomacy and the coming Security Council debate in the fall, heightened attention has been paid to the topic of preventive diplomacy in 2011.  

 
 

 

General Announcements - July 26, 2011

IPI President Interview on Chinese TV About Norway Terror Attack

“This is a frontal attack of the national ethos of Norway…which is built on a solid foundation of tolerance politically and religiously,” Terje Rød-Larsen, the President of IPI, told China’s state broadcaster, China Central Television, in commenting on the July 22 terror attacks in Norway. 

 
 

 

Comment & Analysis - July 21, 2011

The Birth of South Sudan: A Difficult Road Ahead

On July 9, 2011, South Sudan became the world’s newest nation. It is the fifty-fourth sovereign nation in Africa, and the first one since Eritrea declared its independence from Ethiopia in 1993. The occasion has been greeted with much fanfare and jubilation in Juba, the capital of this new country of over 8 million people. 

 
 

 

Speaker Events - July 15, 2011

Blood and Borders: RtoP and Kin-States

Nations and states seldom overlap. As a result, map lines delineating statehood can become blurred by bloodlines of nationhood. People sharing the same ethnicity may live on different sides of the border: some in the “motherland,” where they are a majority, and others in a neighboring state where they are a minority.  

 
 

 

Speaker Events - July 14, 2011

New IPI Book on Peace Operations and Crime

On July 14th, the IPI Vienna Office launched a new book entitled Peace Operations and Organized Crime: Enemies or Allies? The book, published by Routledge, is edited by Adam Lupel of IPI, and James Cockayne, formerly of IPI and now Co-Director of the Center on Global Counterterrorism in New York.  

 
 

 

Comment & Analysis - July 06, 2011

Engaging Somalia’s Al-Shabab to Allow the Delivery of Humanitarian Aid

In the last few months, the humanitarian situation in the entire Horn of Africa region has been steadily deteriorating owing to a drought caused by the climatic phenomenon La Niña. The situation is all the more worrying in Somalia where a decades-long conflict has driven some 250,000 Somalis out of their homes since May in the capital Mogadishu alone, according to the UN High Commissioner for Refugees. 

 
 

 

Conferences - July 02, 2011

Turkey, IPI Hold Security Council Retreat in Istanbul

For the second consecutive year, IPI collaborated with the Government of the Republic of Turkey in holding an informal retreat of the United Nations Security Council in Istanbul on July 2-3, 2011. 

 
 

 

Comment & Analysis - June 30, 2011

IPI President Op-Ed in Astana Times

Our times are being moved by mega-trends. These trends are changing our environment and our lives at a faster pace than at any time before in human history.  

 
 

 

Speaker Events - June 29, 2011

Mukwege: "A Vicious Cycle of Rape, Silence, and Impunity"

Addressing a large gathering at IPI, Dr. Denis Mukwege, the renowned founder of a hospital in the Democratic Republic of the Congo that treats victims of sexual violence, spoke feelingly of the thousands of young women who, having been raped, are condemned to lives of being shunned by their families and seeing their rapists move about freely in society, unrepentant and unpunished.  

 
 

The Global Observatory

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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.