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Comment & Analysis - August 05, 2010

For These Founders, the Empire Mattered the Most

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

In Memoriam: Karen Ballentine (Aug 29, 1961 - July 23, 2010)

It was with great sadness that IPI learned last week of the death of our former colleague Karen Ballentine, who passed away on July 23, 2010 after a brave battle with cancer.   

 
 

 

Comment & Analysis - August 04, 2010

The Shifting of Political Positions in Africa

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. 

 
 

 

Podcasts - June 28, 2010

Podcast: Israeli, Palestinian Leaders Debate Middle East Peace at IPI

Palestinian Chief Negotiator Saeb Erakat and Israeli Deputy Prime Minister Dan Meridor debate the Israeli-Palestinian peace process at IPI on June 25, 2010.

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Podcasts - May 13, 2010

Podcast: Isobel Coleman Discusses Using Islam to Promote Women’s Rights

“In many conservative Islamic societies Islam and religion are being used as a justification against women, but now it’s also being used by more and more people as a justification for change,” said Isobel Coleman, senior fellow and director of the Women and Foreign Policy program at the Council on Foreign Relations, at an appearance May 5th at IPI.

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General Announcements - April 30, 2010

IPI President Terje Rød-Larsen on Iran: Engagement is Dangerous

Appearing on CNN's "Amanpour," IPI President Terje Rød-Larsen warned that "engagement can be dangerous" and in the case of Iran "should be done very carefully."  

 
 

 

Comment & Analysis - April 05, 2010

Deconstructing the North-South Label

Since the end of the Cold War, many commentators have employed the North-South label to draw a dichotomy between wealthy, developed countries primarily located in the northern hemisphere (the North) and poorer, developing countries located mainly in the southern hemisphere (the South).  

 
 

 

 

 

Podcasts - March 17, 2010

Podcast: Gabon's President Ali Bongo Ondimba

President Ali Bongo Ondimba marked Gabon’s presidency of the UN Security Council this month by addressing an overflow audience of diplomats at the International Peace Institute on March 8th.

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The Global Observatory

UN at "Heart of the Dysfunction" in Humanitarian Aid, New Report Finds
In a new report, Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) offers a blunt critique of the humanitarian system, and the UN's role in it. IPI's Marie O'Reilly spoke with Sandrine Tiller, one of the authors.

Key Global Events to Watch in July
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.