Timing
POSTPONED: Countering Illicit Funding of Terrorism

POSTPONED: Countering Illicit Funding of Terrorism

Date: Tuesday, February 27, 2018 / Time: 11:00am - 12:00pm

Criminal and terrorist networks are exploiting today’s innovative technologies for their own gain, posing a direct threat to U.S. security and global stability. Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies have been used to facilitate financing for terrorist groups, including ISIS, and rogue nation-states like North Korea. How can the United States and the international financial system better counter these nefarious uses of cryptocurrency to improve security and reduce global conflict? Join USIP on February 27 as the Institute’s inaugural Bipartisan Congressional Dialogue examines this problem.

Economics & Environment; Violent Extremism; Global Policy

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

Iraq After ISIS: Speaker Saleem al-Jubouri on His Country’s Future

Iraq After ISIS: Speaker Saleem al-Jubouri on His Country’s Future

Date: Thursday, November 16, 2017 / Time: 2:30pm - 3:30pm

As Iraq nears a military defeat of ISIS, Iraqis and their leaders are debating how best to sustain the security gains, prevent any extremist revival, and stabilize the country. They must shape a post-ISIS Iraq as the country finds itself amid increased regional tensions between the Gulf Arab States and Iran. A key voice in this debate—and an important Iraqi interlocutor with U.S. policymakers—is Dr. Saleem al-Jubouri, since 2014 the elected speaker of parliament. He spoke at USIP amid his meetings with House Speaker Paul Ryan and other U.S. officials.

Global Policy; Violent Extremism

How to Deal with Pakistan?

How to Deal with Pakistan?

Date: Wednesday, October 18, 2017 / Time: 3:00pm - 4:30pm

The new U.S. effort to stabilize Afghanistan includes a more confrontational approach toward neighboring Pakistan. What are the advantages and costs of that approach, and how should the United States now calibrate its engagement with Pakistan? On October 18, USIP held this discussion. Four senior American officials, who collectively have worked through decades of turbulent U.S.-Pakistan relations, debated these questions and the impact of the new U.S. approach on Pakistan and the region.

Mediation, Negotiation & Dialogue; Global Policy

Pakistan’s Foreign Minister on Relations with the U.S.

Pakistan’s Foreign Minister on Relations with the U.S.

Date: Thursday, October 5, 2017 / Time: 9:30am - 11:00am

President Trump’s August 21 announcement of a new strategy for Afghanistan and South Asia has unsettled U.S.-Pakistan relations, with serious implications for U.S. interests in Afghanistan, nuclear non-proliferation, and stability in the region. On October 5, USIP held a discussion with Pakistani Foreign Minister Khawaja Asif—Pakistan’s first public, high-level engagement with the U.S. policy community in Washington on the new strategy.

Global Policy; Conflict Analysis & Prevention