Books - August 27, 2012
And Africa Will Shine Forth: A Statesman’s Memoir
This updated and translated version of a memoir by the now-former Chairman of the African Union Commission Jean Ping provides reflections upon the history of Africa since independence and a strong critique of the West’s relations with African countries, along with many rich anecdotes culled from Mr. Ping’s long diplomatic career.
Throughout the book he calls for greater attention to the demands of state-building and regional integration as the keys to a brighter future for the continent. The original French version of the book was written after Mr. Ping was president of the UN GA and prior to his time as Chair of the AU Commission.
The book includes an Afterword Interview with Jean Ping by IPI Editor Adam Lupel and former IPI Africa Director Adonia Ayebare, who had originally proposed the project. The interview provided us the opportunity to bring the book up to date and give Mr. Ping the opportunity to reflect upon how matters had changed since he originally wrote the book.
The Global Observatory
Michael Kugelman: Pakistan's New Government Has Four Key Challenges
The new government is facing a bad economy, a paralyzed energy sector, public health threats from polio and measles, and the spread of extremism.
Key Global Events to Watch in May
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.
May 16, 2013
Gender and Peacekeeping: Perspectives from the Field
Security Council resolution 1325, passed in 2000, is a milestone in international efforts towards addressing the impact of war on women and the crucial role they play in negotiating sustainable peace. Women offer unique and vital perspectives in conflict settings, and it was with these thoughts in mind that panelists discussed pressing, current issues regarding gender and peacekeeping to an IPI audience on May 16, 2013.
May 14, 2013
2013 Vienna Seminar: The Dangerous Nexus of Crime, Conflict, and Terrorism
On May 14-15, the IPI Vienna Seminar took place, focusing on the dangerous nexus between crime, conflict and terrorism, particularly in failing states. This 43rd session of the Vienna Seminar–which was held in the historic Marble Hall of the Austrian Ministry for European and International Affairs–was attended by over one hundred participants from around the world,
May 10, 2013
SRSG Ramos-Horta Optimistic for Stability in Guinea-Bissau
In his briefing to the Security Council the day before appearing at IPI on May 10th, José Ramos-Horta, Special Representative to the Secretary-General on Guinea-Bissau, told the Council that the beleaguered country “exists in name only.”
May 02, 2013
IPI Deepens Cooperation with Mongolia
April 12, 2013
IPI Meeting in Istanbul