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Speaker Events - April 07, 2011

SRSG Ad Melkert on Iraq's Three Key Issues

Speaking at IPI on April 7th, Ad Melkert, the Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Iraq, identified three key issues fueling demonstrations in Iraq and elsewhere in the region: the need for better services; more jobs, particularly for young people; and a way to end corruption, which he said is endemic in Iraq.  

 
 

 

Panel Discussions - March 22, 2011

Qaddafi a “Serious Threat” But Only Libyans Can Oust Him

Col. Muammar Qaddafi is a "serious threat" but it is the Libyan people who must be the ones to remove him, Prince Zeid Ra'ad Zeid Al-Hussein, Permanent Representative of Jordan to the UN, told a gathering at IPI’s office in Vienna.  

 
 

 

Speaker Events - February 24, 2011

Kidnapped by the Taliban: An Escapee's and Spouse's Tale

In November 2008, David Rohde, a correspondent for The New York Times, went off on a high-hazard trip in the Afghan hinterland to obtain an in-person interview with a Taliban commander for a book he was completing.  

 
 

 

Speaker Events - January 31, 2011

Gen. Mood Counsels Against Imposing One Culture on Another

Major General Robert Mood, Head of Mission and Chief of Staff of the United Nations Truce Supervision Organization (UNTSO), told an IPI audience on January 31st, "You cannot solve problems in one culture with solutions from another." 

 
 

 

Speaker Events - January 18, 2011

Cambanis: “Hezbollah's Top Choice is a War with Israel”

"Hezbollah's top choice is a war with Israel they can blame on Israel at the best time for Hezbollah," said Thanassis Cambanis, reporter and author of the book A Privilege to Die: Inside Hezbollah's Legions and Their Endless War Against Israel

 
 

 

Panel Discussions - December 08, 2010

Iran, Lebanon, Israelis and Palestinians: New IPI Opinion Polls

Two IPI opinion polls find Iranians want nuclear arms, Lebanese are critical of Hezbollah stances, Palestinians are hopeful, and Israelis, anxious.  

 
 

 

Conferences - November 04, 2010

UAE, IPI Host Forum in Abu Dhabi Desert Featuring Abbas, Blair

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) and the International Peace Institute (IPI) have this past weekend hosted more than twenty foreign ministers from around the world at a desert retreat in Abu Dhabi in the inaugural Sir Bani Yas Forum on International Peace and Security.  

 
 

 

Speaker Events - September 30, 2010

UN Envoy: No Military Solution in Afghanistan and Taliban Knows It

Staffan de Mistura, UN Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Afghanistan, told an IPI audience that there is no military way out in Afghanistan, and the Taliban knows it. 

 
 

 

Speaker Events - September 29, 2010

Stephen Kinzer: Turkey, Iran “Good Soul Mates” for US

Stephen Kinzer, former New York Times foreign correspondent and author of numerous books that challenge convention, has written in Reset: Iran, Turkey and America’s Future that Turkey and Iran are the only countries in the Muslim Middle East with experience in trying to become democracies. 

 
 

 

Speaker Events - September 25, 2010

Qatari PM: Prepare Militaries to Deal with the Forces of Nature

At a time when natural disasters are becoming more frequent and more devastating, Qatar is calling for more effective use of military resources for disaster relief. 

 
 

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