Center for South and Central Asia

Center for South and Central Asia (SCA) works to promote peace and stability in this strategically important but conflict-ridden region of the world. With experts based at headquarters and working from field offices in Afghanistan and Pakistan, the Center:

  • conducts and supports policy-relevant research and analysis on conflict dynamics;

  • provides grants to civil society organizations to test innovative conflict-resolution initiatives;

  • develops the capacity of government and non-government institutions through education and training activities to peacefully resolve conflicts.

Articles & Analysis

January 5, 2017

As Donald J. Trump prepares for his inauguration as president on Jan. 20, he and his incoming foreign policy team face the full array of global challenges confronting the United States. They’ll have to determine what should demand their immediate attention and where strategic investments might pay big dividends. In this series of brief video interviews, four U.S. Institute of Peace experts offer their recommendations. They spoke ahead of USIP’s Passing the Baton conference, which will convene Cabinet-level and other senior foreign policy and national security figures from the...

December 27, 2016
By:
Fred Strasser
December 8, 2016
By:
Joshua Levkowitz
December 5, 2016
By:
Fred Strasser
November 30, 2016
By:
Sadaf Lakhani and Belquis Ahmadi

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Publications

By:
USIP Staff
Afghanistan’s war is fueled by support from within Pakistan for Taliban insurgents, and by poor governance within Afghanistan, including entrenched patronage systems and corruption, and a weak rule...
By:
USIP Staff
Pakistan’s disputes with neighboring India and Afghanistan periodically erupt in violence. Domestic attacks involving disparate terrorist and insurgent groups, and counter-offensives by Pakistan’s...