Post-Conflict and Peacekeeping Activities
Latest from USIP on Post-Conflict and Peacekeeping Activities
- May 15, 2013 | Publication
When it is compared with other countries that have undergone transition, Afghanistan is revealed to be stronger than many on economic performance but weaker than the norm for governance and rule of law. If its strengths are supported and weak areas are targeted for improvement, the country will improve its prospects for a successful transition, say the authors of this new report.
- May 10, 2013 | Publication
USIP’s Nadia Naviwala highlights the mood among the parties and the public on the eve of the May 11 vote.
- May 7, 2013 | Publication
The best way for the U.S. to promote stability in Iraq is to help bring an end to the increasingly sectarian civil war in Syria, experts said at a recent USIP event.
- May 6, 2013 | Course
Learn how to develop effective strategies for establishing stable institutions and a robust civil society, including how to address the interplay among issues of corruption, accountability, rule of law, elections, political party development, public administration, and economic reconstruction in divided societies.
- May 1, 2013 | Publication
A former Singapore intelligence analyst examines government efforts to support terrorist group defectors in campaigns to de-radicalize others. She cautions that most such “dropouts” have merely adjusted their views rather than rejecting violence outright.
- April 30, 2013 | Event
During the 2011 uprisings, Arab protestors channeled decades of discontent with failed economic policy. However, the demise of leaders will not be enough to answer this discontent nor ensure productive development. Scholarship on the political determinates of economic development finds that the common recipe of expanding the private sector and increasing trade openness may be valuable, but alone are not sufficient for successful development. The Arab World’s economic path to 2011 included implementation in these areas, yet reform in underlying socio-economic structures and interests lagged. Addressing these conditions constitutes one of the most serious challenges facing Arab economies and politics.
- April 25, 2013 | Publication
The 18-year-old resisted prohibitions against education of women and girls in her province of Nangarhar.
- 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 22, 2013 | Publication
Would you be surprised to learn that Afghanistan ranked No. 1 in progress last year on the U.N.’s Human Development Index? Despite incomplete and questionable data on the country, this is an impressive achievement. A USIP panel considers what needs to be done to maintain and protect Afghanistan’s progress as the U.S. and other nations withdraw most of their military troops and reduce civilian aid efforts.
- 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 11, 2013 | Publication
Stuart Bowen, the Special Inspector General for Iraq Reconstruction, and experts including USIP’s Manal Omar examine lessons learned from Iraq – ranging from the continuing diffusion of responsibility across U.S. government agencies to the need to ensure the local population and its leaders have a realistic understanding of the time that rebuilding takes.
- April 10, 2013 | Publication
The killing this week of five United Nations peacekeepers and seven civilians by armed attackers in South Sudan is a tragic reminder of the sacrifices made by U.N. personnel around the world in conflict zones.
- April 9, 2013 | Publication
Despite common perceptions of Haiti as a place of chaos, violence, and crime, a movement called konbit is looking to spur community-driven change.
- 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 31, 2013 | Publication
The Brilliant Art of Peace presents lectures delivered by seventeen of the world's most emininet thinkers, including several Nobel laureates, for the United Nations Secretary-General Public Lecture Series. Toni Morrison addresses the state of the humanities, Chinua Achebe contemplates the influence of language on peace, and Desmond Tutu reflects on the role of religion in politics, among many other speakers on a variety of topics. The reader will find humor, moral rigor, and wit in this thought-provoking and timeless collection.