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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 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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Civilians flee the largely residential Rifai neighborhood in Mosul, Iraq, May 15, 2017. Photo Courtesy of The New York Times/Ivor Prickett


After the ISIS Flag Falls: The Future of Mosul and Iraq

Tuesday, June 27, 2017, 1:00pm - 2:30pm

Join USIP and The Heritage Foundation for a discussion on the Iraqi government’s recovery of the main ISIS stronghold of Mosul and how that will open a new phase in the country’s struggle for stability. The event will take place at The Heritage Foundation and feature Rep. Adam Kinzinger (R-IL).