Friday, June 16, 2017
Afghan analyst Andrew Wilder at the U.S. Institute of Peace said it was unclear whether sending an additional 4,000 U.S. troops to Afghanistan would be effective in turning back the insurgency.
The Trump administration’s Afghanistan policy review provides an opportunity to confront a central truth: No strategy, even with more troops, will succeed without reducing Pakistan’s support for the Afghan Taliban and the affiliated Haqqani network that is responsible for some of the deadliest attacks against the United States and its partners in Afghanistan.
Stephen Rademaker spoke to SiriusXM POTUS Ch. 124 about his co-authored op-ed appearing in the The Hill that argued the unique benefits and role USIP plays in conflict zones.
Nearly Two years have passed since Iran and the major world powers reached a diplomatic agreement in Vienna over the Islamic Republic’s deeply disputed nuclear activity. Under the terms of that accord, known formally as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), Tehran promised to roll back significant elements of its programme in return for the lifting of various international sanctions.
USIP President Nancy Lindborg spoke to SiriusXM POTUS Ch. 124 about World Refugee Day. Lindborg discussed the drivers forcing millions to become refugees or internally displaced people.
Our generals will be the first to tell you it’s cheaper to prevent a war than fight one. Lawmakers should keep this in mind as they face an unusually complex budgetary environment this year.
I could smell the acrid soot a block away. The library at the University of Mosul, among the finest in the Middle East, once had a million books, historic maps, and old manuscripts. Some dated back centuries, even a millennium, Mohammed Jasim, the library’s director, told me. Among its prize acquisitions was a Quran from the ninth century, although the library also housed thousands of twenty-first-century volumes on science, philosophy, law, world history, literature, and the arts.
Omar Samad, Senior Central Asia Fellow at the International Security Program at the New America Foundation and former Afghan ambassador to Canada and France, and Scott Worden, Afghanistan & Central Asia Programs Director at the United States Institute of Peace, discuss with host Carol Castiel who is behind the recent violence in Afghanistan and the future US role in the country.
Garrett Nada spoke to Dotun Adebayo at BBC 5 Up All Night regarding the recent terror attack in Iran.
The Institute of Peace, an independent institute founded by Congress in 1984, traces its roots back to the UCC — particularly the former members and pastors of Rock Spring UCC in Arlington, Va. UCC leaders believe a move to shutter the USIP would be short-sighted, should Congress authorize it in a spending bill.