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Comment & Analysis - September 14, 2010

Democracy Day at the United Nations?

Three years ago the United Nations General Assembly declared September 15th the International Day of Democracy, an annual event to assess the progress of democracy around the world. 

 
 

 

General Announcements - September 09, 2010

Dr. Edward C. Luck on Kant's Perpetual Peace

In this film interview for the Perpetual Peace Project, Dr. Edward C. Luck, IPI Senior Vice-President for Research and Programs and Special Adviser to UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, discusses Kant's prescient ideas on how human rights came to figure into the responsibilities of the state.  

 
 

 

General Announcements - August 17, 2010

We Should Not Wait For Bad News, Ed Luck Says At UN General Assembly Meeting

"Early warning should not be the beginning of the UN’s engagement in a situation of concern," said Dr. Edward C. Luck, IPI Senior Vice President for Research and Programs, while addressing the UN General Assembly during an informal meeting on early warning, assessment, and the responsibility to protect on August 9th.  

 
 

 

General Announcements - August 10, 2010

New Book on Political Violence in South and Southeast Asia

Assassinations, riots, state violence—these are some of the topics addressed in a new book, Political Violence in South and Southeast Asia, which features a chapter about Bangladesh by IPI Senior Policy Analyst Naureen Chowdhury Fink. 

 
 

 

Comment & Analysis - August 05, 2010

For These Founders, the Empire Mattered the Most

At a farewell reception two years ago for under secretary for peacekeeping operations, Jean-Marie Guéhenno, he was asked what had surprised him the most during his eight years in the post. “The importance of national sovereignty,” he answered. 

 
 

 

General Announcements - August 04, 2010

In Memoriam: Karen Ballentine (Aug 29, 1961 - July 23, 2010)

It was with great sadness that IPI learned last week of the death of our former colleague Karen Ballentine, who passed away on July 23, 2010 after a brave battle with cancer.   

 
 

 

Comment & Analysis - August 04, 2010

The Shifting of Political Positions in Africa

Africa's leaders gathered at Speke Resort Munyonyo on the shores of Lake Victoria on the outskirts of the Ugandan capital Kampala on July 25th for the African Union bi-annual summit. This was the 15th meeting since the continental body was founded eight years ago. 

 
 

 

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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Podcasts - May 13, 2010

Podcast: Isobel Coleman Discusses Using Islam to Promote Women’s Rights

“In many conservative Islamic societies Islam and religion are being used as a justification against women, but now it’s also being used by more and more people as a justification for change,” said Isobel Coleman, senior fellow and director of the Women and Foreign Policy program at the Council on Foreign Relations, at an appearance May 5th at IPI.

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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.