What we know about Trump's Middle East peace plan - Al Jazeera

Monday, December 7, 2020

News Type: USIP in the News

United States President Donald Trump is expected to soon release his long-awaited Middle East plan - more than two years after his administration began drafting its vision for a solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. The policy proposal has been...

Iran votes - Australian Broadcasting Corporation Radio

Sunday, February 16, 2020

News Type: USIP in the News

As Iranians head to polls next week, there's an atmosphere of anger and frustration over the state of the economy and perceived government incompetence. Hardliners are set to dominate not only this election but next year’s presidential election.

Aoun’s claims of international financial support under scrutiny - Arab Weekly

Sunday, February 16, 2020

News Type: USIP in the News

Amid Lebanon’s economic crisis, President Michel Aoun reassured a nervous public that several countries, especially France, were standing by to aid the embattled country. However, given the relatively fresh status of Lebanon’s government, only voted in on...

Untangling the roots of change in Lebanon - Arab Weekly

Sunday, February 16, 2020

By: Dr. Elie Abouaoun

News Type: USIP in the News

The October 17 nation-wide protests, financial crisis and subsequent security incidents in Lebanon shook a 30-year-old status quo. Across Lebanon’s religious and political groups, new voices emerged, employing rights-based language and advocating for...

Syrian Kurdish center sets out to defang 'cubs of the caliphate' - Al Monitor

Saturday, February 1, 2020

News Type: USIP in the News

A boy is hunched on a bunk bed, his small fingers deftly stringing macrame beads. The result is a heart-shaped key ring. On it is inscribed the word “Love.” Nearby a pair of boys are playing Monopoly. In a communal kitchen one boy flips pancakes; others watch...

Lebanon: Turning Protests Into Power - War on the Rocks

Wednesday, January 22, 2020

By: Osama Gharizi

News Type: USIP in the News

For nearly three months, massive protests have rocked Lebanon. Demonstrators have given voice to economic and political grievances, but this has not yet translated into structural or institutional change. The country, left without a government for three...

USIP President Nancy Lindborg to Step Down at End of Summer

Tuesday, January 21, 2020

News Type: Announcement

Nancy Lindborg, president and CEO of the U.S. Institute of Peace, announced today that she will be stepping down later this year. On September 1, she will assume the role of president and CEO of the David and Lucile Packard Foundation, located in the San Francisco Bay Area. Lindborg has served as president since February 2015 and will remain in her role through August 2020 to allow time for the Board to identify a successor and ensure a seamless transition.