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
Iraq security personnel in front of the remains of the Al Nuri Grand Mosque in Mosul. (Ivor Prickett/The New York Times)


After ISIS, Will Iraq’s Elections be the Next Step to Stability?

Monday, May 21 | 2:00pm - 3:00pm

Join us on May 21 for a provocative town hall debate with foreign policy experts on how Iraq’s leaders can overcome years of sectarian violence and find unity, as well as what a future alliance with the West may look like.