Iraq's rebuilding cannot start without reconciliation - The National

Thursday, February 15, 2018

News Type: USIP in the News

The president of the United States Institute of Peace, Nancy Lindborg, who has just visited Iraq, says divisions in the country remain an underlining problem. And although Iraq's Prime Minister, Haider Al Abadi, announced a military victory against ISIL in December, there must be a focus on reconciliation to bridge inter-sectarian differences, she stressed.

How militants in Iraq and Syria recruit and use children - Washington Post

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

News Type: USIP in the News

The Islamic State’s recruitment of children has been extensively and graphically documented. The militant group has used children as young as 7 as combatants, messengers, drivers and guards. Islamic State propaganda videos depict juvenile executioners from its “Cubs of the Caliphate” unit shooting prisoners...

Syria's War Is Fueling Three More Conflicts - The Atlantic

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

News Type: USIP in the News

When an Israeli jet crashed after being shot down over Syria over the weekend, it marked a serious escalation in the Syrian Civil War. But it also reflected an ongoing reality, one that is growing more dangerous: Syria’s war encompasses at least three other international conflicts, each of which are heating up.

Panelists address religious literacy, ethnic discrimination in discussion on Rohingya crisis - Tufts Daily

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

News Type: USIP in the News

Panelists spoke about Myanmar’s Rohingya crisis, covering historical religious tensions and ethnic discrimination, during a panel last night entitled “Myanmar in Crisis: What Happens Next?”. The event, held in the ASEAN Auditorium at The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, was hosted by the Fletcher Islamic Society, Fletcher Humanitarian Action Society and the Fletcher Diplomacy Club.