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General Announcements - November 10, 2011

UN Peacekeeping in Africa: A New Book by Adekeye Adebajo

A book launch event for UN Peacekeeping in Africa: From the Suez Crisis to the Sudan Conflicts, with author Dr. Adekeye Adebajo, Executive Director, Centre for Conflict Resolution, Cape Town, and Atul Khare, Assistant Secretary-General, UN Change Management Team.

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General Announcements - November 03, 2011

Palestinian Refugees in the Arab Spring: A Forgotten Constituency?

Filippo Grandi, Commissioner-General of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA), spoke about his role as Commissioner-General of UNRWA and the challenges ahead for Palestinian refugees in the wake of the Arab Spring.

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Comment & Analysis - October 27, 2011

George Sherry (1924-2011)

George Sherry, an adviser to former International Peace Academy Presidents Olara Otunnu and David Malone from 1995-1998, passed away on October 21st after a long illness. George brought his extensive knowledge and insights on the Middle East and Cyprus from his long experience at the United Nations to inform conferences and publications of IPA, which changed its name to the International Peace Institute (IPI) in 2008. 

 
 

 

 

 

General Announcements - October 04, 2011

IPI Launches Report on Transnational Organized Crime in Kenya

Transnational criminal networks are corrupting and undermining state institutions in some countries to such an extent that they pose a threat to the state itself, according to two new reports from IPI made public on October 4th in Nairobi at a policy forum addressed by Kenyan Prime Minister Raila A. Odinga.  

 
 

 

General Announcements - September 26, 2011

Arab Authors Hisham Matar and Ali Al-Maqri

IPI held a lunchtime discussion with two Arab writers and intellectuals—Hisham Matar, a Libyan author based in London, and Ali Al-Maqri, a poet and novelist from Yemen—who represent the spirit of change in their respective regions. The event was moderated by Abdullah Alsaidi, IPI senior fellow and the former Ambassador of Yemen.

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General Announcements - September 23, 2011

IPI's Warren Hoge Talks to WNYC About General Assembly Opening Atmospherics

On the September 23rd Leonard Lopate show, Warren Hoge, IPI Senior Adviser for External Relations, is interviewed by Andy Borowitz about the opening of the UN General Assembly.

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General Announcements - September 20, 2011

IPI Egypt Poll: Concern Rising About Revolution, Economy, Security

Egyptians remain cautiously optimistic about their future, but their concern about the economy and stability is up sharply, a new poll has found.  

 
 

 

General Announcements - September 16, 2011

IPI Follows Civil Society Work in Transitions in Tunisia, Egypt

The Arab Spring of 2011 is still a work in progress, full of hopes and uncertainties. Tunisia and Egypt, where the uprisings began, have embarked on a “learn-as-you-go” experiment, each following different paths to chart their respective post-revolution periods.

 

 
 

 

General Announcements - September 14, 2011

IPI Convening in UNA-USA Publication: ''A Place to Speak Openly, Just Across the Street From the UN''

In the winter of 2008, Terje Rod-Larsen, the President of the International Peace Institute, was talking to me about my becoming the organization’s Vice President and Director of External Relations, and the selling point he chose to show me was a bustling construction site on the top floor of the UN Plaza building in New York, where the institute is based. 

 
 

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.