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Speaker Events - June 25, 2014

Mousavian: Iran and US Have Serious Chance for Rapprochement

From Iraq to Syria, from energy to counterterrorism, Iran and the United States share many common interests across the Middle East and ought to put aside their decades of hostility, said author and former Iranian diplomat Seyed Hossein Mousavian.  

 
 

 

Panel Discussions - June 23, 2014

IPI, Luxembourg Host Ministerial Dinner on Mideast Peace

On June 23, 2014, the International Peace Institute, together with the government of Luxembourg, hosted a ministerial working dinner in Luxembourg on the recent developments in the Palestinian-Israeli peace process; the humanitarian and political crisis in Iraq and Syria; and the current situation in Egypt.

The dinner, which was held under the Chatham House rule of non-attribution, was co-chaired by Jean Asselborn, Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister of Luxembourg; Dr. Sultan al Jaber, Minister of State of the United Arab Emirates; and IPI President Terje Rød-Larsen.

Among those also in attendance were the foreign ministers of Bulgaria, Finland, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Lebanon, Libya, Malta, the Netherlands, Norway, Slovakia, Sweden, and the United Kingdom.

Yasser Abed Rabbo, Secretary-General of the PLO’s Executive Committee, and Peter Maurer, President of the International Committee of the Red Cross, also attended.

 
 

 

Speaker Events - June 18, 2014

Šimonović: Human Rights Situation in Ukraine Deteriorating

The human rights situation in Ukraine is deteriorating, with the number of unlawful detentions, casualties, and enforced disappearances increasing across the country, according to the latest UN report released by the UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) in Geneva and at IPI on June 18th.  

 
 

 

Conferences - June 16, 2014

Stability in the Sahel and the Maghreb: The Roles of Women, Youth, and the Elders

To counter the pervasive insecurity and violence in the Sahel and Maghreb regions, and address the political, social, and economic marginalization that have been driving them, it is urgent to devise strategies that send reassuring messages to the beleaguered populations living in these regions. This was the key message that emerged from a regional seminar organized by IPI on June 16-17, 2014 in Rabat, Morocco,  

 
 

 

Speaker Events - June 02, 2014

Challenges in Peacekeeping Require Non-Conventional Approaches

Authors Séverine Autesserre and Philip Cunliffe told an IPI audience that the recent challenges and setbacks of peacekeeping operations are creating opportunities for looking at peacekeeping in a critical, outside-the-box way.  

 
 

 

Panel Discussions - May 27, 2014

Women and Children Face Growing Sexual Violence in Post-Conflict Crises

When a 13-year-old Sierra Leonean girl was raped by the chief of her tribe, her parents forced her to marry him so as to avoid shame and stigma for the family. This would have been the accepted solution, had it not been for Sierra Leone’s new law that prohibits marriage for people under the age of 18. Eventually, the perpetrator was convicted and the marriage was annulled.  

 
 

 

Panel Discussions - May 26, 2014

New Approaches to Settling the Nagorno-Karabakh Conflict

On May 26th, the IPI Vienna office organized an off-the-record meeting close to Bern, Switzerland, to discuss new approaches to resolving the conflict over Nagorno-Karabakh.  

 
 

 

Policy Papers - May 22, 2014

New Report Examines Role of the Union of South American Nations

This publication examines the Union of South American Nations (UNASUR), a principal South American regional organization that is part of a new breed of multilateral mechanisms reflecting the region’s growing autonomy vis-à-vis the United States. 

 
 

 

Panel Discussions - May 20, 2014

Protection of Civilians Now at Heart of All Peacekeeping Missions

The protection of civilians is now a crucial aspect of UN peacekeeping missions, as well as of NATO and African Union (AU) operations. This is what emerged from a half-day seminar held at IPI on May 20th entitled “Protecting Civilians in Peace Operations: Best Practices and Emerging Issues.”  

 
 

 

Speaker Events - May 15, 2014

Dieng: In CAR, Relocation of Civilians Is Only Option

Abdou Dieng, the former Senior Humanitarian Coordinator for the Central African Republic (CAR), said at IPI that relocation within the country is currently the only option for thousands of civilians who must choose between moving or facing death.  

 
 

The Global Observatory

Firing Blanks: The Growing Irrelevance of the UN Small Arms Process
UN momentum toward stopping illicit arms trade seems to have slowed, but national gun control laws hint at the possibility of a successful bottom-up approach.

Key Global Events to Watch in August
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.