Analysis & Commentary

Nigeria’s Worst Violence Is Not Boko Haram

The deadliest threat is not the Boko Haram extremist movement, but escalating battles between farming and herding communities over scarce land and water.

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

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.

Fact Sheet

Stay Informed

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.

Subscribe
Zaheer Ahmad Zindani, far right, and his friend Kitab on a peace march outside Ghazni, Afghanistan, June 11, 2018. Photo courtesy of Jim Huylebroek/The New York Times.

Event

Questions from CENTCOM on Achieving Peace in Afghanistan

Monday, November 19 | 11:00am - 1:00pm

In support of this effort, USIP is partnering with CENTCOM—the U.S. military command responsible for Afghanistan, Pakistan, and the Middle East—for a panel on the status of the Afghan peace process and the U.S. military’s potential role.

USIP

U.S. Institute of Peace @USIP

https://t.co/mBmjqcUWHI

Follow USIP