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Comment & Analysis - January 22, 2012

Al-Shabaab Fears Political Agenda in Western Aid Says IPI's John Hirsch

"The United Nations system is both a humanitarian aid system and political system, and it's seen as very much within a Western orbit, so a great deal of the reluctance of Al-Shabaab to allow some of these aid agencies to function has to do with their perception, whether right or wrong, that these aid agencies also represent a political agenda," says John Hirsch, IPI Senior Adviser, in this Al Jazeera report.  

 
 

 

General Announcements - January 13, 2012

IPI Initiative: Cops Without Borders

Illicit money flows linked to global crime syndicates are conservatively estimated at US$130 billion annually. As criminal networks expand, they increasingly ignore international borders while law enforcement agencies remain largely confined to their own national boundaries.  

 
 

 

 

 

General Announcements - November 17, 2011

Ambassador Maureen Quinn Joins IPI

The International Peace Institute is pleased to announce that Ambassador Maureen Quinn has joined IPI as a Senior Adviser.
 

 
 

 

General Announcements - November 15, 2011

IPI Launches the Rick Hooper Distinguished Fellowship for International Peace and Security

The International Peace Institute has established a new fellowship honoring Richard M. Hooper, the UN diplomat and Middle East expert who was killed at age 40 on August 19, 2003 in the terrorist bombing of United Nations headquarters in Baghdad.
 

 
 

 

General Announcements - November 10, 2011

UN Peacekeeping in Africa: A New Book by Adekeye Adebajo

A book launch event for UN Peacekeeping in Africa: From the Suez Crisis to the Sudan Conflicts, with author Dr. Adekeye Adebajo, Executive Director, Centre for Conflict Resolution, Cape Town, and Atul Khare, Assistant Secretary-General, UN Change Management Team.

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General Announcements - November 03, 2011

Palestinian Refugees in the Arab Spring: A Forgotten Constituency?

Filippo Grandi, Commissioner-General of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA), spoke about his role as Commissioner-General of UNRWA and the challenges ahead for Palestinian refugees in the wake of the Arab Spring.

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Comment & Analysis - October 27, 2011

George Sherry (1924-2011)

George Sherry, an adviser to former International Peace Academy Presidents Olara Otunnu and David Malone from 1995-1998, passed away on October 21st after a long illness. George brought his extensive knowledge and insights on the Middle East and Cyprus from his long experience at the United Nations to inform conferences and publications of IPA, which changed its name to the International Peace Institute (IPI) in 2008. 

 
 

 

 

 

General Announcements - October 04, 2011

IPI Launches Report on Transnational Organized Crime in Kenya

Transnational criminal networks are corrupting and undermining state institutions in some countries to such an extent that they pose a threat to the state itself, according to two new reports from IPI made public on October 4th in Nairobi at a policy forum addressed by Kenyan Prime Minister Raila A. Odinga.  

 
 

The Global Observatory

Truce in Mozambique Offers Tentative Peace and a Return to Politics
Although a number of terms are still subject to further negotiation, the recent peace agreement between the Frelimo ruling party and the Renamo opposition is a significant step in consolidating long-term peace.

Key Global Events to Watch in August
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.