In Memoriam: Husham al-Hashimi

Friday, July 10, 2020

By: USIP Staff

News Type: Announcement

The U.S. Institute of Peace mourns the death of Husham al-Hashimi, a leading expert on extremist groups who devoted his life to building peace in Iraq. Al-Hashimi, 47, was shot dead near his home in Baghdad on July 6 by motorcycle-borne gunmen. No group has so far claimed responsibility for his murder.

Mediation, Negotiation & Dialogue

In Memoriam: Jack Dunfey

Tuesday, July 7, 2020

News Type: Announcement

The U.S. Institute of Peace mourns the passing of John “Jack” Dunfey, a longtime peace activist and businessman. As a member of the bipartisan Matsunaga Commission, Dunfey helped pave the way for the founding of USIP in 1984.

Critics of US-Taliban deal say militants can't be trusted - Associated Press

Saturday, July 4, 2020

News Type: USIP in the News

Intelligence that Afghan militants might have accepted Russian bounties for killing American troops did not scuttle the U.S.-Taliban agreement or President Donald Trump’s plan to withdraw thousands more troops from the war. It did give critics of the deal another reason to...

US, Russia Share a Complex and Bloody History in Afghanistan - Associated Press

Thursday, July 2, 2020

News Type: USIP in the News

Moscow and Washington are intertwined in a complex and bloody history in Afghanistan, with both suffering thousands of dead and wounded in conflicts lasting for years. Now both superpowers are linked again over Afghanistan, with intelligence reports indicating...

Beyond ‘love,’ Trump has little to show from N Korea talks - Associated Press

Monday, June 29, 2020

News Type: USIP in the News

Hours after an astonishing summit with North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un, President Donald Trump boldly declared a breakthrough. “There is no longer a Nuclear Threat from North Korea,” he tweeted. Yet two years later, despite two more face-to-face meetings and many...