Analysis and Commentary

Key Takeaways

  1. What’s urgently needed is a four-front, long-term strategy for helping Ukraine win the war against Russia and the peace that follows.
  2. The most important step Ukraine and the West can take to contribute to diplomacy is to support Ukraine’s war effort with military equipment, training and economic support.
  3. Washington should not be self-deterred by Russian nuclear threats.

Analysis and Commentary

Key Takeaways

  1. In nuclear-armed Pakistan, with the world’s fifth largest military and a history of military rule, the army chief tends to be the most powerful leader.
  2. Domestic politics, strategic stability in South Asia and the U.S.-China rivalry will immediately test Asim Munir as he takes the helm of Pakistan’s army.
  3. U.S. policymakers should proactively engage with him on the implications of his major foreign policy choices, particularly on Pakistan’s security ties with China.

Analysis and Commentary

Key Takeaways

  1. COP27 failed to make any substantive progress on reducing the greenhouse gas emissions that are causing climate change.
  2. The establishment of the “loss and damage” fund is a critical step in recognizing the valid concerns of many developing countries.
  3. Going forward, the most important and ambitious action on climate change may take place outside of the formal COP negotiations — and that’s okay.

Women Building Peace Award

The U.S. Institute of Peace is honored to announce María Eugenia Mosquera Riascos of Colombia as the recipient of the Institute’s 2022 Women Building Peace Award.

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Svetlana Akimova shelters in a parking garage after heavy fighting took place outside her apartment building in Kyiv, Ukraine, on Saturday, Feb. 26, 2022. (Lynsey Addario/The New York Times)

Public Event

The History and Future of U.S. Sanctions Policy

Thursday, December 8 | 10:00am - 10:45am EST

Join USIP for a conversation with Stephen Rademaker and Stephen J. Hadley on the evolution of U.S. sanctions and how they can be used more effectively to resolve international conflicts without violence.