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General Announcements - February 04, 2011

IPI's Hoge Addresses OIC Reconciliation Conference at UN

Warren Hoge, IPI's Vice President for External Relations, told an Organization of the Islamic Conference (OIC) meeting on interfaith development, reconciliation and peacebuilding initiatives at the UN that "religion can be a powerful tool for peace if it is used in a constructive manner." 

 
 

 

General Announcements - January 21, 2011

UN Advisers Luck and Deng Gravely Concerned About Côte d'Ivoire

While the UN Security Council voted on January 19, 2011 to bolster the UN peacekeeping force in the tense West African country by providing an additional 2,000 peacekeepers, UN Secretary-General Special Advisers Francis Deng and Edward C. Luck said in a joint statement, "We remain gravely concerned about the possibility of genocide, crimes against humanity, war crimes and ethnic cleansing” in Côte d'Ivoire.  

 
 

 

Comment & Analysis - January 11, 2011

Cholera, Haiti and MINUSTAH: What Implications for Peacekeeping?

January 12, 2011 marks the first anniversary of the devastating earthquake that killed over 200,000 in Haiti and left 1.5 million homeless. The UN suffered the largest loss of life in its history that day with the collapse of the headquarters of its Stabilization Mission in Haiti (MINUSTAH) in Port-au-Prince. 

 
 

 

 

 

General Announcements - January 05, 2011

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.  

 
 

 

Comment & Analysis - December 02, 2010

The Stuxnet Virus: The Start of a New Digital Arms Race?

A great deal has been made of “cyber warfare,” and the reaction to it. Ranging from alarmist to overly optimistic, this has spurred the usual talk of new institutions and organizations to deal with the threat. 

 
 

 

General Announcements - October 26, 2010

IPI Opens New Office in Vienna

Sharpening its international profile and broadening its reach to Europe and beyond, the International Peace Institute (IPI) has announced the establishment of a new office in Vienna. 

 
 

 

Podcasts - October 25, 2010

Podcast: Eliza Griswold on the Clash of Christianity and Islam

Eliza Griswold, a journalist and poet who is the daughter of Frank Griswold, former Presiding Bishop of the Episcopal Church, shared her personal stories of meeting heads of state and terrorists while traveling over a seven-year period along the tenth parallel, where Christian and Muslim communities often live side-by-side.  

 
 

 

General Announcements - October 22, 2010

New Book on Preventing Atrocity Crimes Features Chapter by Dr. Edward C. Luck

What can be done to combat genocide, war crimes, ethnic cleansing, and crimes against humanity? A provocative new book on this topic, Mass Atrocity Crimes: Preventing Future Outrages, features a chapter by IPI Senior Vice President Dr. Edward C. Luck

 
 

 

Comment & Analysis - September 30, 2010

Rejuvenating the Palermo Convention

As representatives from more than 100 UN member states gear up for the Fifth Conference of the States Party to the UN Convention Against Transnational Organized Crime in Vienna, one wonders whether the gathering will be another anti-climax or will see delegates heed the plea by Antonio Maria Costa, the former executive director of the UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC).  

 
 

The Global Observatory

As Russia and the West Joust, Ukraine Risks Deeper Divisions and More Violence
The longer this stand-off continues, the greater the risk that divisions will harden into permanent fault-lines and doom Ukraine to a bitter and potentially violent disintegration.

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.