A recent USIP Special Report surveys the contemporary dynamics, drivers, and manifestations of Islamist extremism in Bangladesh. To discuss the report and its implications, on September 29, USIP and the report’s authors, Mubashar Hasan and Geoffrey Macdonald, hosted a timely virtual discussion moderated by USIP senior advisor Daniel Markey.
On September 20, USIP hosted a discussion of Russia’s crimes in Ukraine and whether they amount to genocide. The conversation featured newly appointed Ukrainian Prosecutor General Andriy Kostin on his first official trip to Washington, as well as experts on atrocity crimes.
On July 25, USIP hosted a discussion on what’s next for Sri Lanka — from reforming the constitution to lessen the power of the presidency to finalizing a deal with the International Monetary Fund and Sri Lanka’s creditors to secure relief to the immediate economic crisis. The conversation also touched on how the United States, India, China and other international actors are addressing Sri Lanka’s crisis.
On July 20, USIP, the Simon Skjodt Center for the Prevention of Genocide at the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum and the U.S. State Department held a discussion of the newly released U.S. Strategy to Anticipate, Prevent and Respond to Atrocities — as well as looked at the work of the Atrocity Prevention Task Force has made over the past year as documented through its 2022 report to Congress as part of the Elie Wiesel Genocide and Atrocities Prevention Act.
On June 30, USIP hosted a conversation with leading experts on how the international community can work together to help prevent or mitigate the possibility of violence caused by a food security crisis of this scale.
On June 2, USIP hosted a conversation with Chris Blattman on his new book, “Why We Fight: The Roots of War and the Paths to Peace.” The discussion looked at what keeps rivals from compromise, as well as what remedies can shift incentives away from violence and get parties back to dealmaking.
Join USIP for the launch of the study group’s new report. Study group members will discuss their findings and offer priority recommendations for U.S. policymakers working to de-escalate tensions in Southern Asia and establish safeguards against future conflicts.
Join the U.S. Institute of Peace, the Atlantic Council’s Adrienne Arsht Latin America Center and the Woodrow Wilson Center’s Latin American Program for this townhall, which will provide the opportunity for the candidates to answer questions from the audience and clarify campaign positions for both the broader Washington policy community as well as the Colombian diaspora.
On April 5, USIP hosted Rep. Ami Bera (D-CA) and Rep. Steve Chabot (R-OH) — the Chairman and Ranking Member of the House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Asia, the Pacific, Central Asia, and Nonproliferation — for a conversation on how the Russian invasion of Ukraine impacts the Indo-Pacific, as well as how the United States and its allies and partners can further support the Ukrainian people and deter a similar conflict in Asia.
On February 17, USIP held a discussion on the future of Pakistan’s relationship with the Afghan Taliban. The conversation examined how Pakistan is assessing the challenges along its western border, the increasing threat of the TTP and the next era of Pakistan’s security challenges.