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Panel Discussions - December 01, 2013

How to Cope With Organized Crime

Organized crime has evolved dramatically over the past decades, and there are insufficient tools and training to enable members of peace operations to properly assess and respond to these threats. To address this shortcoming, IPI developed and implemented a two-week pilot course—the first of its kind—on how to cope with organized crime as a spoiler for lasting peace.  

 

Panel Discussions - November 04, 2013

Assembling a Crime-fighting Toolbox for Peace Operations

On November 4-5, IPI, together with the Center for International Peace Operations (ZIF), organized an expert seminar in Berlin to improve the capacity of peace operations to respond to the threat posed by organized crime.  

 

Panel Discussions - October 10, 2012

Lt. Col. Teo: Piracy is Spreading

Modern piracy has grown from petty theft to hijacking and kidnapping and ransoming of the crew, and it has also diversified geographically, from attention-getting attacks off the Horn of Africa to large-scale thefts in Southeast Asia and complex operations in the Gulf of Guinea. 

 

Panel Discussions - June 26, 2012

Understanding Organized Crime

On June 26, which is UN International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking, IPI Vienna officially launched a new publication entitled, "Spotting the Spoilers: A Guide to Analyzing Organized Crime in Fragile States."  

 

Panel Discussions - November 18, 2011

Prevent Piracy At All Costs Says Freed Ship Master

“We have to prevent hijacking of ships at all costs,” Mahadeo Makane, himself a victim of such an attack, told an IPI audience on November 18th.

Mr. Makane, the former Master of the ship Marida Marguerite, spoke on the treatment by pirates of hostages, recounting his own horrific experience, when his ship was captured and he was kept chained and in isolation for twenty-one days.