Negotiation and Diplomacy
Latest from USIP on Negotiation and Diplomacy
- May 20, 2013 | Course
Explore concepts ranging from policy coordination to crisis negotiations in the field to high-level diplomatic encounters. Instead of a one-size-fits-all approach, participants master a 15-point framework that encourages improvisation and helps overcome barriers to agreement.
- April 24, 2013 | Publication
The landmark agreement reached between the governments of Serbia and Kosovo on April 19th in the latest round of normalization talks lays out policies for governing the mixed or predominately ethnic Serbian municipalities in northern Kosovo. But given the security and political challenges, and absent implementation support, the 15-point plan could instead generate significant instability.
- April 18, 2013 | Publication
United Nations Deputy Secretary-General Jan Eliasson says today’s intensely complicated conflicts demand a broader approach to international diplomacy and peacekeeping, taking in a wider array of players and devising solutions such as the offensive U.N. force just approved for the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
- April 10, 2013 | Publication
A U.S. official outlined the tests the Afghan government faces in cementing the first democratic change of top leadership in the country’s history, as one of Afghanistan’s most prominent civic activists described a “vibrant and active political environment” that just might help pull it off.
- April 5, 2013 | Event
April 5 marks the start of the one-year countdown to Afghanistan's presidential election. This will be the first post-9/11 election in which President Hamid Karzai is not on the presidential ballot. A panel of experts joined USIP to discuss the critically important technical and political issues that need to be addressed during the next 365 days in order for the elections to produce a credible and legitimate outcome.
- April 3, 2013 | Publication
North Korea’s almost daily delivery of threats against South Korea, Japan and the United States in the past week has eyes turning toward neighboring China for influence to defuse the tensions. Two USIP experts who are former U.S. arms control officials say statements and actions by the U.S. and its allies South Korea and Japan send signals to China just as much as to North Korea.
- March 21, 2013 | Publication
On March 15th, USIP hosted a roundtable discussion on the Colombian peace process launched in Norway in October 2012 and now in its seventh round of talks in Havana.
- March 19, 2013 | Publication
In Iraq, Provincial Reconstruction Teams (PRTs) were civilian-military organizations designed to operate in semi-permissive environments. PRTs were intended to achieve political objectives, counterterrorism and promote social and economic development.
- March 18, 2013 | Publication
Ahead of President Obama's trip to the Middle East, USIP’s Lucy Kurtzer-Ellenbogen discusses broader context.
- March 12, 2013 | Publication
USIP President Jim Marshall spoke at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) on March 11 for the release of a new report, “U.S. Navy Humanitarian Assistance in an Era of Austerity.” Marshall delivered the keynote address and participated in a panel discussion with Admiral (ret.) Gary Roughead (Hoover Institution), Rear Admiral (ret.) Thomas Cullison (CNA Institute for Public Research), and moderated by CSIS’s Dr. J. Stephen Morrison.
- March 7, 2013 | Publication
Violent extremist organizations in Pakistan have effectively drawn on existing narratives about Pakistan’s history and identity in promoting their own worldviews. An effective communications strategy to counter extremism likewise needs to engage existing narratives, as well as engaging youth and others who are already challenging extremist views.
- March 5, 2013 | Course
Learn how to strengthen the capacity of individuals, institutions, and society as a whole in post-conflict environments. Master the transfer of knowledge including adult learning principles, building rapport, developing conflict sensitivity, assessing local capacity, and supporting local ownership and sustainability.
- February 28, 2013 | Publication
USIP Libyan Country Representative Najla Elmangoush says she felt “imprisoned” under Qaddafi’s regime before her country’s popular revolt set the stage for her evolution as an activist.
- February 26, 2013 | Publication
The U.S. and five other world powers are going into the fourth round of negotiations with Iran this week. Get the latest analysis related to the issue at USIP’s Iran Primer.
- February 25, 2013 | Publication
On February 22, 2013, the U.S. Institute of Peace convened a panel of experts to discuss recent developments in the war and their implications for peace. Raymond Gilpin, director of USIP’s Center for Sustainable Economies, was joined by John Prendergast and Sasha Lezhnev, both from the Enough Project who recently returned from the region, and Adotei Akwei of Amnesty International.