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Panel Discussions - February 07, 2011

Ambassador Bamba: Cote d'Ivoire Crisis "Real Test of Democracy"

The crisis in Côte d'Ivoire is a "real test of democracy," said Ambassador Youssoufou Bamba of Côte d'Ivoire, addressing a standing-room-only audience at IPI.  

 
 

 

Speaker Events - January 25, 2011

Lang: "We Have to Attack Piracy at the Head"

Jack Lang, Special Adviser to the Secretary-General on Legal Issues Related to Piracy off the Coast of Somalia, said at an IPI event on January 25, 2011, “We have to attack piracy at the head." 

 
 

 

Policy Papers - October 27, 2010

The Sudan Referenda: What Role for International Actors?

On January 9, 2011, Sudan is scheduled to hold two referenda in accordance with the 2005 Comprehensive Peace Agreement (CPA), which ended the twenty-two-year civil war between north and south. This issue brief highlights the main actors and challenges in the referenda preparations.  

 
 

 

Speaker Events - September 22, 2010

Salva Kiir: Southern Sudan Vote Delay Could Risk War

Delaying the referendum on independence in Southern Sudan would risk resumption of civil war, the head of the region’s government said, even as the U.S. suggested it will be hard to organize a credible vote on Jan. 9. 

 
 

 

Panel Discussions - September 16, 2010

Preparing for the Sudan Referenda and Beyond

In January 2011, Sudan is scheduled to hold two referenda in accordance with the 2005 Comprehensive Peace Agreement (CPA) that ended the twenty-two year civil war between North and South, and while there is still uncertainty regarding many issues, it is clear that the UN system has taken on significant responsibilities in facilitating preparations for them.  

 
 

 

Comment & Analysis - August 04, 2010

The Shifting of Political Positions in Africa

Africa's leaders gathered at Speke Resort Munyonyo on the shores of Lake Victoria on the outskirts of the Ugandan capital Kampala on July 25th for the African Union bi-annual summit. This was the 15th meeting since the continental body was founded eight years ago. 

 
 

 

Comment & Analysis - January 04, 2010

IPI Fellow Reports on His Kenya Police Task Force Experience

The post-election violence and destruction during January 2008 came as a shock to many within Kenya and abroad.  

 
 

 

Speaker Events - August 21, 2009

Michela Wrong “Extremely Worried About Kenya and its Future”

Michela Wrong, author of a noted new book on Kenya, came to IPI on August 11, 2009 to promote its publication and to share with a large, mostly-African audience, her concerns about the country.  

 
 

 

Comment & Analysis - August 03, 2009

Kenyan Task Force on Police Reform Hears Fierce Complaints in Public

Herds of game grazing on the African savannah, the red-clothed Masai herdsmen, and lush tea and coffee farms certainly constitute one reality of Kenya. This is what attracts many thousands of tourists annually.  

 
 

 

Panel Discussions - March 24, 2009

IPI Hosts Lunchtime Policy Forum on "Somalia: New Hope for the Peace Process?"

On March 24, 2009, Professor Ken Menkhaus, Associate Professor of Political Science at Davidson College, and Mr. Jabril Ibrahim Abdulle, Director of the Mogadishu-based Centre for Research Dialogue, presented their views on the political and humanitarian challenges facing Somalia and the future prospects for peace in the country, during a lunchtime policy forum of academics, UN officials, diplomats, and NGO representatives. 

 
 

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.