Founded in 1970, IPI is dedicated to promoting the prevention and settlement of conflicts between and within states by strengthening international peace and security institutions. To achieve its purpose, IPI employs a mix of risk analysis, policy research, publishing, and convening. It carries out work in and on Africa, the Middle East, Europe, and Central Asia. IPI provides practical policy insight and advice for international and national policymakers, as well as for the broader foreign aﬀairs community. Among the primary consumers of its policy research and analysis are the UN and its 193 member states, regional and subregional organizations such as the OSCE, academia, and civil society. IPI’s policy recommendations are highly valued for their candor and credibility.
The IPI Vienna office is located in the historic center of the Austrian capital, close to diplomatic missions, the Austrian foreign ministry and the headquarters of a number of international and nongovernmental organizations, including the OSCE, with which the IPI Vienna office has successfully partnered since its establishment.
In 2015, IPI continues to support Switzerland with issues related to its Chairmanship of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE). For example, in February it is organizing a meeting in Belgrade on how to promote reconciliation between Georgia and the break-away regions of Abkhazia and South Ossetia. Further Walter Kemp, IPI’s Director for Europe and Central Asia, is part of the Secretariat to support the OSCE Panel of Eminent Persons on European Security as a Common Project.
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