US tells Pakistan to restart Afghan Peace Process - New Delhi Times

Monday, June 18, 2018

News Type: USIP in the News

After US-Pakistan bellicosity in recent weeks, Washington has started working with Pakistan again in an effort to get out of the Afghan quicksand. Both had worked together for a temporary ceasefire in Afghanistan, hoping to jump-start the Afghan reconciliation process. Washington’s strategy is...

Taming The Menace Of Oil Theft - Leadership

Saturday, June 16, 2018

News Type: USIP in the News

Recently, some youths from the Niger Delta region stormed the Defence Headquarters in Abuja to demand the removal of ‎Rear Admiral Apochi Suleiman as Commander of the Special Task Force (STF), the Operation Delta Safe in the Niger Delta region. The youths accused the STF...

Trump's big deal - India Today

Friday, June 15, 2018

News Type: USIP in the News

It was without doubt histrionics of the grandest scale. Donald Trump looked smug as he made history by shaking hands with Kim Jong-un on June 12 at a Singapore luxury resort. In doing so, he became the first American president to hold a summit meeting with a North Korean head of state.

Will Colombia’s next president be a former left-wing guerrilla? - Washington Post

Friday, June 15, 2018

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Last month, Colombians went to the polls to elect the successor to President Juan Manuel Santos. The unpopular and Nobel Prize-winning outgoing president was the architect of a 2016 peace deal with the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (the FARC), ending five decades of civil war.

Analysts Doubt Derna Capture Will End Extremism in E. Libya - Voice of America

Thursday, June 14, 2018

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Forces loyal to General Khalifa Haftar and his self-styled Libyan National Army (LNA) are poised to capture the last remaining city outside of their control in eastern Libya, after weeks of heavy fighting, bombardment and airstrikes, and after years of siege.

Taliban Renews Calls for Direct Talks with U.S. - Breitbart

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

News Type: USIP in the News

The Afghan Taliban chief, Hibatullah Akhundzada, renewed calls this week for direct discussions with the United States to end the nearly 17-year-old war — this time in a statement personally signed by the leader stressing that the withdrawal of “occupying forces” is the “only path” towards peace.