USIP Hosts International Gathering on Water Security and Conflict Prevention

USIP Hosts International Gathering on Water Security and Conflict Prevention

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

By: USIP Staff

Assuring access to water of adequate quantity and quality in the face of increasing challenges poses a growing risk of future conflicts. But in preventing any outbreak of conflict, better water management can play a vital role in building peace and cooperation, a variety of officials and specialists said at the Water Security and Conflict Prevention Summit held at the U.S. Institute of Peace (USIP) on September 10.  

Conflict Analysis & Prevention; Economics & Environment

Voting in Fear

Voting in Fear

Thursday, November 1, 2012

By: Dorina A. Bekoe; editor

In Voting in Fear, nine contributors offer pioneering work on the scope and nature of electoral violence in Africa; investigate the forms electoral violence takes; and analyze the factors that precipitate, reduce, and prevent violence. The book breaks new ground with findings from the only known dataset of electoral violence in sub-Saharan Africa, spanning 1990 to 2008. Specific case studies of electoral violence in countries such as Ghana, Kenya, and Nigeria provide the context to further un...

Conflict Analysis & Prevention

USIP Prevention Newsletter - November 2012

USIP Prevention Newsletter - November 2012

Thursday, November 1, 2012

The November 2012 Prevention Newsletter features a spotlight on the Network of Iraqi Facilitators (NIF) in Ninewa, Iraq: A team of three conflict resolution professionals from the NIF took the initiative to bring sectarian leaders to the table to negotiate a peaceful end to the cycle of violence plaguing Ninewa.

Conflict Analysis & Prevention

Senior Official to Discuss U.N. Policies at USIP

Thursday, September 1, 2011

By: Thomas Omestad

The need for collaborative, multilateral action at the United Nations and on global problems is growing, but so are the budgetary pressures on the U.S. government’s foreign affairs spending. That collision of factors provides the context for a scene-setting address at the United States Institute of Peace (USIP) by Esther Brimmer, the assistant secretary of State for International Organization Affairs.

Conflict Analysis & Prevention

USIP Prevention Newsletter - September 2011

USIP Prevention Newsletter - September 2011

Thursday, September 1, 2011

The September 2011 Prevention Newsletter features a spotlight on the Korean Peninsula: After more than two years of "strategic patience" exercised by Washington in not rushing into negotiations with North Korea, why did it convene a bilateral meeting in New York in late July?

Conflict Analysis & Prevention

Next Steps in Cote d'Ivoire

Next Steps in Cote d'Ivoire

Thursday, May 19, 2011

By: Raymond Gilpin

USIP expert Raymond Gilpin testifies before the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations on the economic costs and consequences of the recent post-election crisis in Cote d'Ivoire.

Economics & Environment