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Speaker Events - September 17, 2014

Abdullahi: To Be “At Peace with Itself,” Africa Needs to Address Structural Flaws

On September 17th, the African Union’s (AU) Commissioner for Political Affairs Aisha L. Abdullahi acknowledged that Africa had come a long way in its quest for democratic governance, but added that it would have to address the structural causes that often plunge it into conflict in order to “be at peace with itself, secure, and corruption-free.”  

 
 

 

Policy Papers - September 16, 2014

New Report: Transforming the UN Approach to Peacebuilding

Since the end of the Cold War, the UN has found itself intervening directly within its member states to help them end intrastate conflicts and rebuild their war-torn countries. Peacekeeping missions that were originally designed to keep opposing national armies apart and that had the consent of the host state are now expected to secure a much more comprehensive peace, 

 
 

 

Panel Discussions - September 15, 2014

Despite Disaffection, Youth Still Engaged with Democracy

Young people around the world appear increasingly disaffected with politics and political institutions, particularly in countries where corruption is rampant and government accountability is lacking. Yet during a September 15th event commemorating the International Day of Democracy, a group of young political activists from three different continents spoke at IPI about recent gains in youth political activism and ways to encourage it. 

 
 

 

Conferences - September 10, 2014

Lessons from the Past, Visions for the Future: The Middle East After 1914

On September 10-11, 2014, the International Peace Institute launched its inaugural meeting at its Middle East Regional Office in Manama, Bahrain titled “Lessons from the Past, Visions for the Future: The Middle East After 1914.”  

 
 

 

Conferences - September 09, 2014

Threats and Opportunities for Energy Sector in West Africa

West African development depends on energy, and that energy depends on stability—this was one of the sentiments repeated during a September 9th expert roundtable held in Paris on the theme of energy and security in West Africa.  

 
 

 

Conferences - September 04, 2014

Addis Meeting Examines Local Knowledge for Peacebuilding and Statebuilding in Africa

In recent years, the UN and other international organizations have frequently used terms like “national ownership,” “local ownership,” and “inclusivity” to reflect the growing importance of the concept of “the local” in the field of international peacebuilding and statebuilding.  

 
 

 

General Announcements - August 25, 2014

New IPI Documentary Film on Past and Future of International Affairs

As part of its work on advocating and implementing lessons learned from 1814 and 1914 for today, the International Peace Institute, with the support of Canada and Norway, has created a short documentary film entitled "Architects and Sleepwalkers."  

 
 

 

 

 

- August 21, 2014

The Sahel

 
 

 

Conferences - August 05, 2014

Accra Meeting Examines Effective Governance in Challenging Environments

Despite undeniable progress, the continuous peace and security reverses witnessed across Africa illustrate the persistent gap that exists between aspirational good governance norms and principles and their actual implementation.  

 
 

The Global Observatory

Does World War I Echo in East Asia’s Growing Tensions?
Lessons of pre-WWI alliances, nationalism, and crises can help East Asia defuse its tensions today.

Key Global Events to Watch in October
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.