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Conferences - March 08, 2010

Secretary-General Ban, Gabon President Bongo at IPI Dinner

On March 8th, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon joined fourteen Security Council ambassadors for a dinner at the International Peace Institute to honor Gabon's President Ali Bongo Ondimba.  

 
 

 

Panel Discussions - March 04, 2010

“After the Surge: Taliban Reintegration and Reconciliation?”

Afghanistan expert Michael Semple told an audience at IPI that one of the key pieces in formulating a path to reconciliation in Afghanistan is determining if there is “a critical mass inside the Taliban movement that does not aspire to have a monopoly over political power.”  

 
 

 

Speaker Events - March 01, 2010

US Official: "No Trade-Off Between Our Security and Our Values"

“International Counterterrorism Policy in the Obama Administration: Developing a Strategy for the Future” was the subject of a well-attended address at IPI on Monday, March 1st by Ambassador Daniel Benjamin, the Coordinator for Counterterrorism at the US Department of State.
  

 
 

 

Panel Discussions - February 23, 2010

Understanding the Security-Development Nexus

IPI’s policy forum on February 23rd brought together Ambassador Ertuğrul Apakan of Turkey and three expert panelists to discuss a recent IPI book Security & Development: Searching for Critical Connections and assess the promise and shortcomings of integrating security and development policies.  

 
 

 

Podcasts - February 16, 2010

Podcast: Nasser Al-Kidwa Says 2-State Solution Still Valid

"Is the two-state solution still valid?" asked Nasser Al-Kidwa, the long-time Palestinian official, in a rhetorical question to a standing-room-only crowd at an IPI event on February 8th. “I think the good news here, at least from my perspective, is that yes, it is still valid,” he said. “The bad news, nevertheless is that it will not be valid for a long time.”  

 
 

 

 

 

Policy Papers - February 09, 2010

IPI Publication: Bombs and Ballots in Bangladesh

In this policy paper, author Naureen Chowdhury Fink argues that the threats of terrorism and militancy in Bangladesh are best understood in relation to the political and socioeconomic challenges confronting the country. 

 
 

 

Podcasts - February 08, 2010

Podcast: Vali Nasr and Muslim Capitalists

In a talk at IPI on January 26th, Vali Nasr, a Tufts University professor currently serving in the Obama Administration as a senior advisor on Afghanistan and Pakistan, put forth the argument that “the change agent in the Muslim world will have to be the market, not a cultural debate.” 

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Speaker Events - February 08, 2010

Nasser Al-Kidwa: 2-State Solution Still Valid "But Not For Long"

"Is the two-state solution still valid?" asked Nasser Al-Kidwa, the long-time Palestinian official, in a rhetorical question to a standing-room-only crowd at IPI. “I think the good news here, at least from my perspective, is that yes, it is still valid,” he said. “The bad news, nevertheless is that it will not be valid for a long time.” 

 
 

 

Comment & Analysis - February 04, 2010

New Strategy Emerges on Afghanistan

The key component of the new strategy on Afghanistan is the so-called ‘Karzai plan’ for a Taliban deradicalization and reintegration program that would use economic incentives to encourage Taliban members to give up their arms and cut any ties with al-Qaida.  

 
 

The Global Observatory

Can Russia Reshape Ukraine Without Firing a Shot?
To protect its interests, Russia is pushing for the federalization of Ukraine through economic influence and propaganda, but use of force could still be possible.

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.