Join the U.S. Institute of Peace on February 12 as regional experts assess the current state of U.S.-Pakistan relations and discuss how the United States’ security concerns in the region are likely to shape future ties.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Only July 12, USIP held a panel discussion with leading experts on how a political strategy can help win the peace in Afghanistan.
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.
On June 21, USIP took a first look at the results of a study by the Empirical Studies of Conflict Project at Princeton University, which can inform more effective stabilization work in future conflicts.
On May 15, the U.S. Institute of Peace held a discussion of the region’s shifting geopolitics and ways current trends might line up with U.S. interests.