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.

Where We Work
An unarmed Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM), equipped with a test reentry vehicle, is launched during an operational test at Vandenberg Air Force Base, California. (U.S. Air Force Photo by Senior Airman Kyla Gifford)


From the Korean Peninsula to South Asia: Brokering Peace in Nuclear Environments

Wednesday, May 30 | 2:30pm - 4:00pm

Join the U.S. Institute of Peace on May 30 for a discussion on the opportunities, challenges, and risks of crises in regional nuclear contexts and policy options for U.S. diplomacy.