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The Saudi-Iran Proxy War in Yemen

As the U.S. considers escalating its role in the conflict—and Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis visits Riyadh this week—it is essential to understand how local realities can get lost in a proxy war.

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Demining War Zones: Opening Space for Building Peace

Tuesday, April 25, 2017, 1:00pm - 5:30pm

On April 25, USIP and HALO Trust, one of the world’s largest demining organizations, will gather experts for a discussion on the implications and results of demining.