Join the Stimson Center and the Cambodian Institute for Cooperation and Peace for the report launch The Paris Peace Agreements: Looking Back and Moving Forward. The Paris Peace Agreements (PPAs) are a comprehensive political framework that brought together 19 different state actors and ended more than two decades of protracted conflict and internal strife that devastated Cambodia. They provided a normative framework for democracy that has been recognized in the Cambodian constitution and provided an opportunity to rebuild Cambodia into a modern county integrated into the global community. However, many stakeholders view the PPAs as establishing a benchmark which has not yet been achieved and towards which Cambodians should continue to strive. Thirty years after the signing of the PPAs, it is worth revisiting the way that the agreements were reached and the place that the PPAs have in Cambodia today.
The Arms Trade Treaty (ATT) represents a landmark agreement that aims to advance transparency and responsibility in the global arms trade. Now in its sixth year of implementation, the treaty has established several mechanisms for strengthening transparency. But are States Parties to the ATT living up to their transparency commitments?
Join the Stimson Center and the ATT Monitor for a discussion about the current status of transparency within the context of the ATT and efforts to improve public understanding and awareness of the conventional arms trade. The event will feature insights from the 2021 ATT Monitor Annual Report and will launch a new Stimson analysis reflecting on countries’ latest annual reports on their 2020 arms exports and imports.
South Asian Voices Visiting Fellows Kashif Hussain, Kashoon Leeza, Jyotsna Mehra, and Muhsin Puthan Purayil present their research findings, analysis, and policy recommendations on issues including the crisis potential of climate change, U.S.-Pakistan technology collaborations, Quadrilateral Security Dialogue deliverables, and diaspora politics in India’s public diplomacy.
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Press Questions: Caitlin Goodman
Join for a discussion on how the Mekong Region can meet rapidly rising electricity demand without compromising environmental, social, and economic while coping with the impacts of climate change and the COVID-19 pandemic. This discussion draws on two recent studies which explore power needs across the Mekong region and discuss gaps and opportunities in light of disruptions from the pandemic, drought, and new technologies.
Courtney Weatherby, Apisom Intralawan, David Wood, and Pinida Leelapanang Kamphaengthong will launch two studies funded by the Mekong –US Partnership and Sustainable Infrastructure Partnership (SIP): Lower Mekong Power Developments: Drought, Renewable Disruptions, & Electricity Trade and Economic and Environmental Assessment of Lower Mekong Countries Power Development Plans. Following this, outside experts Nguyen Linh Dan, Rafael Schmitt, Travis Lowder, and Phimsupha Kokcheng will discuss the key takeaways and what they mean for regional energy plans.
The youth population of the West Asia and North Africa region is exceedingly high. Youth have the potential to become agents of change and contribute to a more prosperous and stable future for themselves and their communities. However, this requires urgent and significant investment to create opportunities for meaningful learning, social engagement and work, all of which are currently limited.
This event seeks to provide a space for young people to reflect on and highlight actions that the international community should take to empower and support youth in West Asia and North Africa, in response to major global challenges such as COVID-19, refugee youth populations, violent conflict, and climate change; and to discuss what it means to be young today in West Asia and North Africa.
Co-sponsors: Stimson Center, Permanent Mission of Qatar to the United Nations, the West Asia North Africa Institute (WANA), the Islamic Cooperation Youth Forum, and Peace Child International.
The nuclear security community is in crisis; the COVID-19 pandemic threatens to erase hard won progress on gender equity and inclusion. Research conducted by Gender Champions in Nuclear Policy (GCNP) shows that the pandemic is pushing women out of the workforce – a challenge that will worsen with time. Direct action is needed to support gender equity and inclusion and safeguard the future of the community.
Join the International Nuclear Security Forum and the GCNP for a briefing on GCNP’s research and findings showing the gendered impacts of COVID-19 on the nuclear policy community, and a discussion of measures that can be taken to support gender equity and inclusion moving forward.
The recent Sixth Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change shows that the world has little chance to achieve agreed climate change mitigation targets in our lifetimes given the continued degradation of the environment.
The climate action timelines of many nations are not ambitious enough and current global governance approaches remain weak, lack accountability mechanisms, and are fragmented and siloed. Against this backdrop, this UNGA side event will discuss what new approaches and governance innovations might the international community wish to consider, as a matter of priority for climate action? And what strategies can be considered to ensure that these innovations are implemented?
Join us on September 22 for a discussion with Alice Ba, Kavi Chongkittavorn, and Amitav Acharya about the future of ASEAN amid rising geopolitical tensions between the US and China. Geopolitical rivalry and competing narratives increasingly interact with political and economic challenges linked to the COVID pandemic, climate change, and trade conflict. Amitav Acharya’s recent book ASEAN and Regional Order: Revisiting Security Community in Southeast Asia will form the basis for this interactive discussion about the future of ASEAN.
This event is co-sponsored with the ASEAN Studies Initiative at American University.