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Podcasts - June 28, 2010

Podcast: Israeli, Palestinian Leaders Debate Middle East Peace at IPI

Palestinian Chief Negotiator Saeb Erakat and Israeli Deputy Prime Minister Dan Meridor debate the Israeli-Palestinian peace process at IPI on June 25, 2010.

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Conferences - June 25, 2010

UN Security Council Members Meet in Istanbul

The International Peace Institute and the Permanent Mission of Turkey to the UN held an informal retreat on June 25-26th for the UN Security Council.  

 
 

 

Panel Discussions - June 23, 2010

Promoting Deradicalization and Disengagement from Violent Extremism

The International Peace Institute partnered with the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs to convene experts, practitioners, and United Nations officials for a roundtable conference on “Promoting Deradicalization and Disengagement from Violent Extremism: What Role for the International Community and the UN?” 

 
 

 

Speaker Events - June 22, 2010

Ed Husain: “You Do Not Tolerate Intolerance—You Challenge It”

Ed Husain, an English-born Muslim of immigrant parents, spent five years of his life as a radical Islamist in Britain but now heads a think-tank on countering Islamic extremism. 

 
 

 

Policy Papers - June 21, 2010

Assessing Local Context

The International Peace Institute (IPI) has undertaken a project called Understanding Local Context, which aims to enhance our understanding of how international actors grapple with local context and political dynamics in partner countries.  

 
 

 

Panel Discussions - June 21, 2010

Progress on Climate Talks: “A Marathon, Not a Sprint”

Acknowledging the disappointment that many people felt after United Nations climate talks in Copenhagen in December, but urging people not to let temporary setbacks undermine faith in long range success, Harvard University Professor Robert Stavins described the development of climate policy as “a marathon and not a sprint.’”  

 
 

 

Speaker Events - June 16, 2010

Ban Ki-moon Marks IPI's 40th Anniversary

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon paid tribute to the International Peace Institute on its 40th anniversary, saying, “Time and again you have been a source of sound advice and state-of-the-art knowledge.”

 

 
 

 

Panel Discussions - June 14, 2010

IPI Holds Roundtable Discussion on UN Global Counter-Terrorism Strategy

Following the institutionalization of the United Nations Counter-Terrorism Implementation Task Force (CTITF) in 2009, there has been a great deal of discussion about its role and function and its relationship to other UN bodies addressing global terrorism.  

 
 

 

Speaker Events - June 09, 2010

At IPI, Qatar Prime Minister Proposes Humanitarian Operation Force

Saying "it is only a matter of time until the next catastrophe strikes," Sheik Hamad Bin Jassem Al Thani, Prime Minister and Foreign Affairs Minister of Qatar, proposed the creation of an International Humanitarian Operation Force that would provide an immediate coordinated response to natural disasters.  

 
 

 

Panel Discussions - June 03, 2010

NATO: “UN Cannot Achieve Everything on Its Own”

"Everybody realizes that even the UN, with its broad mandate, large experience, and unique position among international organizations, often cannot achieve everything on its own,” said General Stéphane Abrial, Supreme Allied Commander Transformation, North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), at an IPI roundtable discussion on June 3rd.   

 
 

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.