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Panel Discussions - November 07, 2008

Peace Operations: Trends, Progress, and Prospects

On November 7th, IPI hosted a panel discussion to launch the new volume, Peace Operations: Trends, Progress, and Prospects, edited by Donald C. F. Daniel, Patricia Taft, and Sharon Wiharta (Georgetown University Press 2008). 

 
 

 

Panel Discussions - October 29, 2008

IPI Hosts UNDP on Postconflict Economic Recovery

In partnership with the United Nations Development Programme, the International Peace Institute recently hosted a lunchtime policy discussion on postconflict economic recovery, based on the recently released UNDP report entitled “Post-Conflict Economic Recovery: Enabling Local Ingenuity.”

  

 
 

 

Panel Discussions - October 23, 2008

Blue Helmets and Black Markets: The Business of Survival in the Siege of Sarajevo

IPI recently held a panel discussion to launch the new book, Blue Helmets and Black Markets: The Business of Survival in the Siege of Sarajevo, by Peter Andreas.  

 
 

 

Meeting Notes - October 14, 2008

Pacific Settlement of Border Disputes: Lessons from the Bakassi Affair

This multiauthor study and meeting note provides the most comprehensive treatment to date of the historic Greentree Agreement, which peacefully resolved the longstanding border dispute over the Bakassi Peninsula between Cameroon and Nigeria.

 
 

 

Panel Discussions - October 13, 2008

Foreign Ministers Gather for 1st Annual Symposium on The State of Freedom of Expression

On September 25, 2008, a select group of foreign ministers and distinguished experts gathered at IPI to discuss "the State of Freedom of Expression: Access to Information as a Driver of Social Development."

 

 
 

 

Meeting Notes - October 11, 2008

Beyond Terrorism: Deradicalization and Disengagement from Violent Extremism

Drawn from a conference jointly convened by IPI and Norway's Ministry of Foreign Affairs entitled "Leaving Terrorism Behind," this meeting report examines the processes of deradicalization and disengagement from violent extremism.  

 
 

 

Conferences - October 08, 2008

Toward Lasting Peace in Chad

On October 8th, the International Peace Institute convened a "Multistakeholder Consultation on Chad," together with the United States Institute of Peace and Caring for Kaela, a Chadian advocacy organization.  

 
 

 

Panel Discussions - October 07, 2008

Roundtable on De-alerting Nuclear Weapons

IPI recently held a roundtable on the de-alerting of nuclear weapons, an issue raised by several resolutions of the General Assembly. In providing a diverse selection of views on this important issue, the discussion saw a lively debate on the operational status of nuclear weapons systems, the risks associated with high-level alert status, and the possible steps to reduce such risks. 

 
 

 

Panel Discussions - October 03, 2008

IPI Policy Forum Addresses Crime as an Impediment to Security and Development in Africa

On the morning of Monday, September 22, 2008, IPI hosted a breakfast Policy Forum on "Crime as an Impediment to Security and Development in Africa." The meeting, chaired by IPI President Terje Rød-Larsen and UNODC Executive Director Antonio Maria Costa, considered the ways in which local and transnational crime in Africa represents both a cause and a consequence of violence, corruption, and poor governance, and the strategies that international institutions can adopt to arrest this cycle. The meeting was an official Side Event to the UN General Assembly’s High Level Meeting on Africa’s Development Needs.

 

 
 

 

Policy Papers - September 30, 2008

Eastern Africa: Security and the Legacy of Fragility

The first of a five-part paper series focusing on African subregions, Eastern Africa: Security and the Legacy of Fragility, examines subregional capacity to respond to the multiple challenges facing Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia, Sudan, Tanzania, and Uganda.

Translation in Arabic

 
 

The Global Observatory

With Heartland Threatened, Lebanon’s Shiites See Hezbollah as “Protector of the Community”: Q&A with Sahar Atrache
Despite its heavy involvement in the Syrian war, the Lebanese militant group Hezbollah still retains strong support among Lebanon's Shiites, says Sahar Atrache of the ICG.

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.