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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.

Watch video on Vimeo (recorded September 15th) >>

 
 

 

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.

To listen, click the "play" button below:

 
 

 

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. 

 
 

 

Comment & Analysis - September 08, 2011

Africa's “King of Kings” Is Out, Long Live His Wealth!

This summer, I was invited to speak at the Africa Center's Senior Leaders Seminar on post-conflict transitions in Washington, DC. Participants were mostly senior African military leaders, and the discussion session drifted to Libya. When one officer asked what the regional implications of the conflict in Libya could be, I thought that he, as a security expert, wanted to discuss refugees, mercenaries, and weapons crossing borders. But he quickly corrected me. “The question was about economic security,” he said.  

 
 

 

Comment & Analysis - September 01, 2011

“Brinkmanship on Both Sides” in Israeli-Palestinian UN Dispute: Rød-Larsen on Austrian Radio

This is a transcript of an interview with Terje Rod-Larsen, President of IPI, conducted by commentator Manuel Marold on August 30th on Mittagsjournal, the noontime news show on OE1, the main radio station of Austria’s public broadcaster ORF.  

 
 

The Global Observatory

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The Global Observatory, produced by IPI, provides timely analysis on peace and security issues, interviews with leading policymakers, interactive maps, and more.