USIP Grant Strengthens Training Program for Humanitarian Aid Responders

USIP Grant Strengthens Training Program for Humanitarian Aid Responders

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

By: Horia M. Dijmarescu

When Indian River State College identified a lack of adequate training among humanitarian aid and peace operations practitioners, the United States Institute of Peace (USIP) offered grant funding to a project that develops sustainable simulation platforms to conduct peace and humanitarian operations training.  

Type: In the Field

Honoring Veterans by Working to Stop Conflicts

Honoring Veterans by Working to Stop Conflicts

Saturday, November 9, 2013

By: Jim Marshall

Every Veterans Day, our nation pays tribute to those who have defended America through military service. There is no better way of honoring this service than recommitting to preventing violent conflict where we can, reflecting the truism that the best battles are those never fought. That is the work of the United States Institute of Peace (USIP). Put simply, we stop fights. As a ground combat veteran of Vietnam who knows the terrifying and tragic reality of violent conflict, it is a special privilege for me to lead this organization.

Type: Analysis and Commentary

Education & Training

Peacebuilding in Community Colleges

Peacebuilding in Community Colleges

Saturday, June 1, 2013

By: David J. Smith

In Peacebuilding in Community Colleges: A Teaching Resource, David J. Smith underscores the importance of community colleges in strengthening global education and teaching conflict resolution skills. Enlisting contributions by twenty-three community college and peacebuilding professionals, Smith has created a first-of-its-kind volume for faculty and administrators seeking to develop innovative and engaging peacebuilding and conflict resolution initiatives.

Type: Book

Education & Training

Fixing Pakistan’s Civil-Military Imbalance: A Dangerous Temptation

Fixing Pakistan’s Civil-Military Imbalance: A Dangerous Temptation

Thursday, May 3, 2012

This report focuses on one of the central debates on Pakistan in Washington: how to deal with this troubled and troubling ally in the months and years ahead. While views are divided, the rising frustrations with Pakistan have led many to lose patience and seek a stern response from the U.S. The author, USIP’s South Asia adviser, addresses a misconception regarding Pakistan’s civil-military relationship and the potential for the U.S. to make this the basis of engagement with Pakistan.

Type: Peace Brief

Conflict Analysis & Prevention; Mediation, Negotiation & Dialogue