Task Force Interim Report

Extremism in Fragile States

First report of the congressionally mandated Task Force on Extremism in Fragile States warns that extremist groups have evolved and grown in the last 17 years, while America’s rivals exploit this instability to grow stronger.

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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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.

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A Webcast Event

Moving from Ideas to Action on Youth, Peace and Security

Friday, September 27| 11:00am - 12:00pm

Rep. Chris Stewart (R-UT) and Rep. Dutch Ruppersberger (D-MD) will discuss Congress’ efforts to focus attention on China's military, diplomatic, and economic approaches around the globe at USIP’s sixth Bipartisan Congressional Dialogue.