To discuss these findings and expand on their report, please join USIP and the report’s authors, Mubashar Hasan and Geoffrey Macdonald, for a timely virtual discussion moderated by Daniel Markey.
On September 28, USIP and the RESOLVE Network hosted a virtual conversation as part of the seventh annual RESOLVE Global Forum Series. The discussion examined the complex interactions between armed groups, civilians, state actors and international security — as well as how members disengage from CBAGs and reconcile with their local communities.
On August 31, USIP hosted a Twitter Space discussion with USIP experts on how Afghanistan has changed over the past year, what it means for the country going forward, and ways U.S. and international policy can continue to support efforts for an inclusive and stable Afghanistan that recognizes the rights of all its citizens.
On July 22, USIP and the Oxus Society for Central Asian Affairs hosted a conversation that attempted to pierce the veil of secrecy around some of these recent events in Central Asia. A panel of scholars discussed how they view these protests and tried to understand more broadly why governments in the region are suddenly struggling to keep things under control.
Violent extremism can reflect any number of fragile state-society relationships, from perceptions of social exclusion and marginalization to political grievances, polarization and a lack of political accountability and social trust. But engaging in violent extremism is still an individual choice.
On June 15, USIP, George Washington University’s Central Asia Program and the American University of Central Asia’s Social Innovations Lab Kyrgyzstan held a discussion on the unique role of Muslim civil society organizations in their communities and at the national level during this pivotal and highly fluid period in Central Asia.
On April 14, USIP hosted a conversation that brought together current officials and leading experts to examine new opportunities and challenges during this highly fluid period in the region.
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.
As part of RESOLVE’s sixth annual Global Forum Series, the RESOLVE Network held a conversation about recent trends related to regional and local violent extremism and conflict in Southeast Asia. Focusing on Malaysia and the Philippines, this conversation brought together...
On January 27, USIP held a discussion of what a strategy for Central Asia could look like going forward given the significant change and uncertainty in the region. The conversation examined how the United States can contribute to greater stability and promote common interests while making progress on strategic goals.