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Mireille Affa’a-Mindzie
Research Fellow

Mireille Affa’a Mindzie joined IPI in March 2011 as Senior Policy Analyst in the Africa program.

Before joining IPI, Mireille worked as Legal Officer with the Gambia-based Institute for Human Rights and


Waleed Alhariri
Research Assistant for the Middle East Program

Waleed Alhariri is a research assistant for IPI’s Middle East Program, supporting the work of the Arab Forum for Citizenship in Transition (FACT)—a regional initiative led by civil society actors from Tunisia,


Jérémie Labbé
Research Fellow for Humanitarian Affairs

Jérémie Labbé joined IPI in August 2010 to work on humanitarian issues, including the HOPEFOR initiative, a project aimed at improving civil-military coordination in response to large-scale natural disasters. Since


Francesco Mancini
Senior Director of Research

As Senior Director of Research at IPI, Francesco Mancini serves as principal liaison between the program staff and the President Terje Rød-Larsen. He develops and leads IPI’s research agenda. He supervises the


Andrea OSúilleabháin
Policy Analyst

Andrea (Laidman) Ó Súilleabháin joined IPI in January 2013. She currently works on inclusive peacebuilding at the country and international policy level, South-South cooperation among fragile states, and the role of


Omar El Okdah
Policy Analyst

Omar El Okdah joined IPI in November 2012. Omar focuses on research projects and policy consulting related to transition in the Arab world in the post-2011 political climate and regional cooperation in the Middle East


Chris Perry
Research Fellow and Data Scientist

Chris joined IPI as a Policy Analyst with the Coping with Crisis team in July 2008 and leads the IPI Data Lab initiative. His principle research focus is on the use of applied data science and computational methods to


Maureen Quinn
Director of Programs

Maureen Quinn joined IPI as a senior adviser in November 2011 and is now Director of Programs. During her twenty-five year career as a diplomat of the United States, she has served as the United States Ambassador to


Adam Smith
Senior Fellow and Head of IPI’s Center for Peace Operations

Adam Smith is a Senior Fellow and Head of IPI's Center for Peace Operations. Since joining IPI in 2006, his work has focused on a variety of political, technical, and policy matters related to UN peace operations, such


Taimi Strehlow
Program Administrator

Taimi Strehlow develops and monitors budgets and coordinates various activities for IPI’s thematic, regional, and training programs.

Before joining IPI, Taimi managed a modern dance company, curated a dance


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The Global Observatory

As Russia and the West Joust, Ukraine Risks Deeper Divisions and More Violence
The longer this stand-off continues, the greater the risk that divisions will harden into permanent fault-lines and doom Ukraine to a bitter and potentially violent disintegration.

Key Global Events to Watch in April
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.

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April 01, 2014
IPI Publishes Manual for Implementing UN Sanctions


As sanctions imposed by the United Nations Security Council have become increasingly sophisticated and targeted, they have also become more and more difficult to implement effectively. Currently there are fourteen active UN sanctions regimes. Among them are the sanctions regimes on Iran and North Korea.