Who We Are

The U.S. Institute of Peace was created by Congress in 1984 as an independent, nonpartisan national institute dedicated to the proposition that peace is possible, practical and essential for U.S. and global security.


What We Do

With a mission to prevent, mitigate and resolve violent conflict, the U.S. Institute of Peace provides people, organizations and governments at every level with analysis, education and resources to manage conflict so that it doesn’t become violent and resolve it when it does.


Where We Work

The staff of the U.S. Institute of Peace works with individuals and organizations worldwide from the Institute’s Washington D.C. headquarters at the northwest corner of the National Mall, as well as on the ground in some of the world’s most dangerous regions.

A Pakistani soldier in South Waziristan. Pakistani officials are concerned that Afghan militants are pouring across the border.


Can a New U.S.-Pakistani Diplomacy Help in Afghanistan?

Wednesday, March 29, 10:00am-11:30am

At USIP, Amb. Chaudhry will discuss Pakistan’s relationship with Afghanistan and opportunities for U.S.-Pakistani cooperation to promote peace and stability amid the Afghan conflict.