Protests Are Major Test for Iraq After Islamic State - Voice of America

Friday, November 29, 2019

News Type: USIP in the News

The ongoing protests and violence in Iraq have already transformed the political landscape of the country in a major shakeup that the nation has not witnessed since the rise of the Islamic State (IS) in 2014, Iraqi politicians and experts say. The recent unrest in Iraq began...

U.S. Institute of Peace Launches Women Building Peace Award

Wednesday, November 20, 2019

News Type: Press Release

(Washington, D.C.) – In recognition of the pivotal role women play in building peace in fragile or conflict-affected countries or regions, the U.S. Institute of Peace (USIP) has launched the Women Building Peace Award. The award honors a woman peacebuilder whose substantial and practical contribution to peace is an inspiration and guiding light for future women peacebuilders.

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US and South Korea cut short defense cost-sharing talks - Stars and Stripes

Tuesday, November 19, 2019

News Type: USIP in the News

The U.S. cut short contentious defense cost-sharing negotiations with South Korea on Tuesday in a rare public display of discord that has raised concerns about the future of the long-standing alliance. With an end-of-year deadline looming, the two sides began...

South Sudan faces crisis in forming new coalition government - Associated Press

Monday, November 4, 2019

News Type: USIP in the News

War-torn South Sudan is “barreling toward a crisis” and could slide back into fighting, warned the International Crisis Group on Monday. The new report said the country’s warring parties aren’t ready to form a coalition government on November 12th, when...