What We Do

USIP is America’s nonpartisan institute to promote national security and global stability by reducing violent conflicts abroad. Our staff guide peace talks and advise governments; train police and religious leaders; and support community groups opposing extremism—all to help troubled countries solve their own conflicts peacefully.

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USIP circulates a variety of newsletters and announcements with the latest analysis, publications, and events. Follow USIP and our work around the world on social media.


Where We Work

USIP works in 51 countries facing warfare and extremism, from Iraq and Afghanistan to Burma and Nigeria. On any given day, our staff work with partners in prime ministers’ offices and parliaments—and in refugee camps and community centers—building peaceful solutions to bloodshed.

Where We Work
Farida Hamisi Kopnibo, 14, a soccer player on a club team in Zanzibar, by the makeshift pitch in the Meya neighborhood where she learned to play by joining pickup games with the boys


Breaking Rules to Build Peace

Thursday, October 18 | 3:00pm - 5:00pm

Why do peacebuilders sometimes succeed and sometimes fail, even within the same country? Why can organizations not guarantee the same results from the same policies. Join us for a discussion on policy recommendations drawn from new research highlighting unexpected solutions to a long-standing challenge.