A liberating way to end Libya’s long war - Christian Science Monitor

Friday, November 6, 2020

News Type: USIP in the News

When Libyan representatives gather in Tunisia on Monday to begin charting a political future of their war-torn country, they will be restrained by a remarkable precondition: A seat at the table requires giving up personal ambition. The participants, including both the...

Lebanon After The Beirut Explosion - War on the Rocks

Wednesday, September 2, 2020

By: Osama Gharizi

News Type: USIP in the News

The massive explosion that rocked Beirut on Aug. 4 was felt some 160 miles away in Cyprus. It killed at least 180 people, wounded 6,000, and displaced another 300,000. Beyond the human toll, the city itself is devastated, with large swathes of the capital destroyed and...

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...

Baghdad Must Seize The Chance To Work With Iraq’s Tribes - War on the Rocks

Baghdad Must Seize The Chance To Work With Iraq’s Tribes - War on the Rocks

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

By: Osama Gharizi; Haidar Al-Ibrahimi

News Type: USIP in the News

With the military campaign against the self-proclaimed Islamic State (or ISIL) in Iraq over, attention has turned to addressing the grievances and factors that gave rise to the extremist group. These include Sunni marginalization from the political process, sectarian policies that ossified community cleavages and...

Peace Processes; Reconciliation

Announcement of the agreed Peaceful Coexistence Principles between the tribes of Southwest Kirkuk - Reliefweb

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

News Type: USIP in the News

Announcement of the agreed Peaceful Coexistence Principles between the tribes of Southwest KirkukReliefwebThe initiative, supported by USIP, involved facilitated dialogues and consultations with tribal leaders and local government officials from Kirkuk and Southwest Kirkuk to have a better understanding for the main challenges and opportunities to ...and more »

Who Will Rule Mosul? - Foreign Policy (blog)

Friday, April 29, 2016

News Type: USIP in the News

The operation to recapture the Iraqi city from the Islamic State has turned into a high-stakes political contest for power. And the shooting hasn’t even started.