US-Led Afghan Peace Effort Gains Momentum - Voice of America

Sunday, April 7, 2019

News Type: USIP in the News

Afghanistan President Ashraf Ghani has established a new leadership council comprising government officials, opposition politicians and civil society representatives that will manage national peace efforts and put together an "effective" team of negotiators for possible talks with...

Institute of Peace crafts framework for countering extremism - Federal News Network

Monday, March 25, 2019

News Type: USIP in the News

If a generation of low-level warfare has proved anything it’s that you cannot end violent extremism with matching violence. A task forced convened by the U.S. Institute of Peace has come up with a whole new recommended framework for dealing with extremism. Nancy Lindborg, president of the U.S. Institute of Peace, joined Federal Drive with Tom Temin in studio for the details.

Fragility & Resilience

With caliphate in ruins, hunt intensifies for Islamic State leader - Washington Times

Monday, March 25, 2019

News Type: USIP in the News

With the Islamic State’s once-extensive caliphate now in ruins, the hunt is now on for the terror group’s elusive leader — Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi. Amid fears Islamic State will return to its roots as a terrorist guerrilla operation, the reclusive Islamic State founder has not been seen publicly since...

In Memoriam: Jeremy Richman

In Memoriam: Jeremy Richman

Monday, March 25, 2019

News Type: Announcement

USIP mourns the tragic passing of Jeremy Richman, founder of the Avielle Foundation, an organization dedicated to understanding what drives violent behavior and what can be done to prevent it. An accomplished neuroscientist, Richman started the organization in honor of his daughter, Avielle, who was killed during the Sandy Hook shooting in 2012.

Mike Pompeo has Trump's ear, but who really wields the influence? - Washington Times

Sunday, March 17, 2019

News Type: USIP in the News

America’s top diplomat swept through the grandiose lobby of the famed Peninsula Hotel with purpose early on a recent morning. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo couldn’t have slept much since arriving late the night before, but he had a bounce in his step as a clutch of reporters attempted to...

No One Wants to Help Bashar al-Assad Rebuild Syria -The Atlantic

Friday, March 15, 2019

News Type: USIP in the News

When the Syrian conflict began, in March 2011, Bashar al-Assad seemed likely to be ousted, like other strongmen swept away by the Arab Spring. Eight years later, Assad is still president, but of a fractured, demolished country. Now one big question is: Who will pay to rebuild Syria? The bill is large. The United Nations estimates...

Teaching Peace and Conflict Resolution at West Central - KDLT

Monday, March 11, 2019

News Type: USIP in the News

Peace and conflict resolution. They’re subjects that aren’t taught in your every day curriculum, but are incredibly important to learn. Today and tomorrow, students at West Central High School are getting a first hand lesson. Allison Sturma from the United States Institute of Peace flew out to teach...