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Bringing Armed Groups to the Peace Process in Afghanistan

Bringing Armed Groups to the Peace Process in Afghanistan

Date: Thursday, January 25, 2018 / Time: 9:30am - 11:00am

We invite you to join the Conflict Prevention and Resolution Forum at the U.S. Institute of Peace on January 25, as a panel of leading experts will discuss options for advancing peace talks, reaching an inclusive political settlement, and transitioning Taliban and other insurgents off the battlefield and into nonviolent politics.

Violent Extremism; Conflict Analysis & Prevention; Peace Processes

China’s Impact on Global Development and Conflict

China’s Impact on Global Development and Conflict

Date: Thursday, December 7, 2017 / Time: 2:30pm - 4:00pm

On December 7, specialists on China’s economic development and fragile states examined what the “China model” really is and whether China’s experiences can provide lessons on development for other countries, and discussed how Chinese investments and assistance might help mitigate or complicate local conditions in countries experiencing violent conflict. 

Economics & Environment; Global Policy

Afghanistan 2017: A Survey of Public Perceptions

Afghanistan 2017: A Survey of Public Perceptions

Date: Tuesday, November 14, 2017 / Time: 10:00am - 11:30am

The recent escalation of attacks in Kabul underscores the crucial questions of security, economic stability and reconciliation that still confront President Ashraf Ghani and CEO Abdullah Abdullah, despite the significant progress Afghanistan has made. Those questions and other pressing issues facing the country are the subject of the Asia Foundation’s 2017 Survey of the Afghan People. On Tuesday, November 14, the U.S. Institute of Peace hosted the foundation’s presentation of the findings and a discussion of the trends in citizens’ views over time.

Justice, Security & Rule of Law; Democracy & Governance; Fragility and Resilience

Afghan First Lady Rula Ghani on Women as Peacemakers

Afghan First Lady Rula Ghani on Women as Peacemakers

Date: Wednesday, October 25, 2017 / Time: 10:00am - 11:30am

On October 25, USIP hosted Afghanistan’s first lady, Rula Ghani, for a discussion on the evolution of women’s roles in fostering peace amid one of Asia’s longest current wars.

Gender

Resisting War: How Communities Protect Themselves

Resisting War: How Communities Protect Themselves

Date: Monday, October 2, 2017 / Time: 3:00pm - 4:30pm

New research highlights how communities use cohesion and social structures to non-violently influence armed groups—a capacity that governments and institutions often fail to recognize. On October 2, USIP convened a discussion on such community self-protection, and how policymaking might better support it in conflict zones such as in Syria or Afghanistan.

Nonviolent Action; Fragility and Resilience; Mediation, Negotiation & Dialogue

A Political Solution to the Afghanistan Crisis

A Political Solution to the Afghanistan Crisis

Date: Monday, July 10, 2017 / Time: 10:30am - 12:00pm

To achieve stability, effective governance and prosperity, Afghanistan needs to reform and restructure its political institutions. This is a tall order in a country that is still reeling from years of turmoil, but it is not impossible. The U.S. Institute of Peace and the U.K.-based Overseas Development Institute held a panel discussion in London on July 10 that explored concrete steps and reforms that should be taken before 2020 to provide the foundation for long-term political stability.