Team Trump Seems Unaware of Soft Power's Punch - Bloomberg View

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

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That’s why initiatives such as the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief, President George W. Bush’s landmark initiative to curb HIV infections, are so important. It’s why relatively small programs such as the U.S. Institute of Peace and the East-West Center can have a big impact on foreign views of the U.S.

Michael Yaffe on Syria - SiriusXM POTUS

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

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USIP Middle East and Africa Center Vice President Mike Yaffe spoke to SiriusXM POTUS Ch. 124 about increased U.S. engagement in Syria and the role of other outside players including Russia, Turkey and Iran.

US faces difficult task in developing a new Syria strategy - The Arab Weekly

Sunday, April 16, 2017

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With the missile strikes — retalia­tion for the Assad regime’s suspect­ed role in a chemical weapons at­tack — US President Donald Trump grabbed the attention of the players in the Syrian crisis. Elie Abouaoun, director of Middle East and Africa Programmes at the US Institute of Peace, a non-partisan think-tank, said the attack on the al-Shayrat air­base told Moscow: “We are back on stage. You are not alone anymore.”

Ambassador William Taylor on ISIS in Afghanistan - BBC World News America

Friday, April 14, 2017

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U.S. Institute of Peace Executive Vice President William B. Taylor appeared on BBC World News America to discuss ISIS in Afghanistan and the Trump Administration’s strategy review being led by National Security Advisory H.R. McMaster. Taylor underscored that military options in Afghanistan and the Middle East need to be complemented by a corresponding political strategy.

Paul Manafort's two big issues: His finances and Ukraine - CNN International

Friday, April 14, 2017

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Taylor said Manafort visited him regularly in Kiev, Ukraine's capital. "He was very transparent about his policy recommendations and political recommendations and style recommendations to Yanukovych," recalled Taylor, now the executive vice president of the U.S. Institute of Peace in Washington.

In Myanmar, a Message at the Polls - US News & World Report

Monday, April 10, 2017

By: Vanessa Johanson

Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi's party has been in office for only a year, but by-elections held earlier this month are one signal of discontent among many. The contest over 19 seats was not large enough to be a game changer, and voter turnout was fairly low, yet the results are an indicator of the public's view of the National League for Democracy's performance thus far.