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Comment & Analysis - August 05, 2010
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
Comment & Analysis - August 04, 2010
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.
Speaker Events - July 26, 2010
Panel Discussions - July 20, 2010
“All of today’s conflicts involve one or more non-state actors — groups whose political and military objectives are extensively analyzed but, if we are honest, we do not really know well,” said John Holmes, UN Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator, in his opening remarks at an IPI event on July 20th.
Panel Discussions - July 13, 2010
Three former Canadian diplomats with extensive experience in the Middle East have spent six years developing a formula for the passionately contested final status of Jerusalem’s Old City, and on July 13, they came to IPI to present their findings.
Policy Papers - July 02, 2010
Elections are the hallmark of representative democracy, allowing the people’s regular input in choices about leaders and policy. Yet they are also competitive processes, unleashing conflict and tensions that, if not constructively managed, could potentially destabilize the fabric of states and societies.
Meeting Notes - July 01, 2010
“Deradicalization” programs, which are geared toward peacefully moving individuals and groups away from violent extremism, have grown both in popularity and in scope of late, even in just the past five years.
Podcasts - June 28, 2010
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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Conferences - June 25, 2010
The Global Observatory
Mandela, Pan-African Prophet
Adekeye Adebajo writes that Mandela's legacy will be his export of the pan-African spirit of ubuntu: the gift of discovering our shared humanity.
How Mandela’s Relentless Diplomacy Transformed South Africa
Former US Ambassador John Hirsch traces the path of Mandela's relentless diplomacy.
Key Global Events to Watch in December
A list of key upcoming meetings and events with implications for global affairs.
Top 10 Issues to Watch in 2013: The Multilateral Arena
Ten key issues that are likely to impact global affairs in international peace, security, and development.
The Global Observatory, produced by IPI, provides timely analysis on peace and security issues, interviews with leading policymakers, interactive maps, and more.