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Policy Papers - April 22, 2009

Weapons of Mass Destruction: IPI Blue Paper no. 3

This report addresses the urgent need within the UN system to give higher priority to nonproliferation and disarmament, and to build a consensus on these issues.  

 
 

 

Conferences - April 01, 2009

UN’s Role in Reducing Weapons of Mass Destruction Discussed at 3-Day Seminar

Can the United Nations build momentum for worldwide nuclear disarmament and nonproliferation? Over sixty experts from  the UN and its members states, along with experts form various think tanks convened to discuss questions surrounding the UN’s role in reducing nuclear, chemical and biological arms at the International Peace Institute’s annual New York Seminar. Over sixty experts attended IPI’s 2009 New York Seminar. 

 
 

 

Conferences - March 13, 2009

Building Consensus on Nuclear Nonproliferation and Disarmament: A Chinese Perspective

On March 13th, the International Peace Institute and the EastWest Institute (EWI) jointly hosted an expert roundtable on "Building Consensus on Nuclear Nonproliferation and Disarmament: A Chinese Perspective."  

 
 

 

Panel Discussions - October 07, 2008

Roundtable on De-alerting Nuclear Weapons

IPI recently held a roundtable on the de-alerting of nuclear weapons, an issue raised by several resolutions of the General Assembly. In providing a diverse selection of views on this important issue, the discussion saw a lively debate on the operational status of nuclear weapons systems, the risks associated with high-level alert status, and the possible steps to reduce such risks. 

 
 

 

Conferences - April 24, 2008

Strengthening Multilateral Capacity: Roundtable on Weapons of Mass Destruction

IPI's Coping with Crisis program held a roundtable meeting on weapons of mass destruction at the Trygve Lie Center for Peace, Security, and Development. It was the second roundtable of "Task Force One: Transnational Security Challenges." 

 
 

 

Conferences - April 02, 2008

Opening Plenary on Transnational Security Challenges Launches IPI Task Force One

On April 2nd-4th, representatives of approximately forty UN member states met for the opening plenary meeting of IPI’s “Task Force One on Strengthening Multilateral Security Capacity,” at the Greentree Estate on Long Island. Task Force One will deal specifically with transnational security challenges; these include organized crime, weapons of mass destruction, counterterrorism, small arms, and biosecurity. Each of these issues will be examined in greater depth during roundtables to be held during April and May.
 

 
 

 

Panel Discussions - May 11, 2007

Addressing Nuclear Black Markets

IPI launched the new strategic dossier by the International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS) entitled "Nuclear Black Markets: Pakistan, A.Q. Khan and the Rise of Proliferation Networks."
 

 
 

 

Policy Papers - April 14, 2007

Nuclear Weapons: The Politics of Non-Proliferation

From the Introduction: The inherent difficulty is that the existing distribution of nuclear weapons capabilities serves the interests of some states but not others (i.e., how you see the nuclear challenge depends on where you sit).  

 
 

 

Meeting Notes - February 14, 2005

Managing Nuclear Threats after Iraq

The workshop addressed nonproliferation policies and trends in Iraq.  

 
 

 

Meeting Notes - May 31, 2004

Weapons of Mass Destruction and the United Nations: Diverse Threats and Collective Responses

The proliferation of nuclear, biological, and chemical weapons (NBC) remains a profound problem for the international community for a number of reasons.  

 
 

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