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Policy Papers - May 14, 2007

Climate Change and Conflict: The Migration Link

From the Introduction: In this paper, we review the current state of knowledge regarding climate change and violent conflict, paying special attention to the influential Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) reports.  

 
 

 

Panel Discussions - May 11, 2007

Addressing Nuclear Black Markets

IPI launched the new strategic dossier by the International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS) entitled "Nuclear Black Markets: Pakistan, A.Q. Khan and the Rise of Proliferation Networks."
 

 
 

 

Speaker Events - May 09, 2007

IPI SRSG Series: Ian Martin

IPI organized the latest event its "SRSG Series" which featured Mr. Ian Martin, the Secretary-General's Special Representative in Nepal and Head of the United Nations Mission in Nepal (UNMIN). Mr. Martin spoke about the challenges of the rapidly evolving peace process in Nepal and the role of United Nations.
 

 
 

 

Conferences - April 23, 2007

Coping with Conflict and Violence: Challenges for the UN and International Conflict Management

IPI organized a policy workshop on "Coping with Conflict and Violence: Challenges for the UN and International Conflict Management." The workshop launched a new series of IPI Working Papers on trends in armed conflict and organized violence and the challenges posed for international response.  

 
 

 

Panel Discussions - April 16, 2007

Integrated Peacebuilding Strategies

IPI in cooperation with the Peacebuilding Support Office and the Center on International Cooperation (CIC), recently organized an informal seminar on the role of the UN’s Peacebuilding Commission in developing integrated peacebuilding strategies. 

 
 

 

Policy Papers - April 14, 2007

Nuclear Weapons: The Politics of Non-Proliferation

From the Introduction: The inherent difficulty is that the existing distribution of nuclear weapons capabilities serves the interests of some states but not others (i.e., how you see the nuclear challenge depends on where you sit).  

 
 

 

Policy Papers - April 14, 2007

Transnational Organized Crime: Multilateral Responses to a Rising Threat

From the Introduction: As the violent forms of authority buttressed by organized crime corrupt and penetrate state, social and international institutions, gaining increasing control over territory, markets and populations, we risk not only a crisis of state and international institutions, but also institutionalizing crisis.  

 
 

 

Panel Discussions - April 12, 2007

The Middle East: Politics, Petrol, and Prophets

The Middle East is in a deep crisis at present. Israelis and Palestinians may be discussing ways to overcome a long-reigning standstill in the peace process, but even with US and international help, many difficult issues remain.  

 
 

 

Books - April 11, 2007

Security and Development in the Pacific Islands: Social Resilience in Emerging States

Reflecting a growing awareness of the need to integrate security and development agendas in the field of conflict management, the authors of this original volume focus on the case of the Pacific Islands.  

 
 

 

Conferences - April 09, 2007

Reviewing the Security Council's Counterterrorism Apparatus

IPI organized a one-day, focused workshop on "Reviewing the Security Council's Counterterrorism Apparatus." The workshop, hosted in cooperation with the Center on Global Counterterrorism Cooperation, brought together experts from UN member states, UN Secretariat officials, and leading academic and nongovernmental experts to address the role of the Security Council and its counter-terrorism-related subsidiary bodies in the global fight against terrorism. 

 
 

The Global Observatory

Is a Ceasefire in the Gaza Strip Feasible?
The ceasefire proposed by UNSG Ban Ki-moon and US Secretary of State John Kerry to put an end to the violence in Gaza may be the best offer on the table, although important lessons from the past need to be heeded.

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.