Policy Papers - February 22, 2011
Bridge over the Dniestr: Confidence-Building Measures in Moldova
In 1991, Transdniestria declared its independence from Moldova, a former Soviet republic, and became a breakaway region separated by the Dniestr River.
Over the past two decades, several attempts have been made to arrive at a settlement that would respect the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Moldova while enabling a high degree of self-government for Transdniestria, but a consensus has never been reached.
In 2005, the five-sided negotiations (involving Moldova, Transdniestria, and the three mediators, Ukraine, Russia, and the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe), were expanded to include the European Union and the United States (the so-called 5+2 format). This expanded format has made little progress. However, the time may be ripe to introduce a series of confidence-building measures that can narrow differences and bring mutual benefits to communities on both sides of the divide.
The Global Observatory
Is the Flood of Violent Images Further Dividing the West and the Middle East?
Though the majority of Middle East populations are concerned with peace and security, many outsiders perceive them as only interested in violence and extremism.
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.
April 05, 2014
IPI Opens Middle East Regional Office
International Peace Institute President Terje Rød-Larsen inaugurated IPI’s new Middle East Regional Office with a recognition of the area’s critical importance to the world and the rapid political changes underway in the countries of the region, and he asserted that IPI has an “important role” to play there.
April 03, 2014
In Horn of Africa, Links Between Disaster, Conflict, and Displacement
What are the links between climate change, conflict, and the displacement of people? A panel of experts discussed this nexus and its implications in the Horn of Africa at the International Peace Institute on April 3rd in an event cosponsored by the Nansen Initiative.
March 26, 2014
Derek Plumbly on Lebanese Resilience Amid Rising Challenges
Lebanon has exceeded expectations in dealing with the continuing fallout from the crisis in neighboring Syria, said Derek Plumbly, United Nations Special Coordinator for Lebanon, on March 26th. Speaking at the International Peace Institute, Mr. Plumbly praised the Lebanese people for “actually sustaining a measure of stability in their country.”
April 17, 2014
Video: The Limits of Partnership