Tuesday, March 14, 2017
“Our main objective in this current environment of liberation is to prevent revenge acts of violence,” says Osama Gharizi, Middle East program manager for the United States Institute of Peace (USIP), an architect of the Tikrit and other reconciliation efforts.
Washington, D.C. – President Trump has assured Iraq’s government of greater U.S. support as it confronts ISIS and stabilizes the country, Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi said today. “We have been given assurances that the support will not only continue but will accelerate,” al-Abadi said at the U.S. Institute of Peace immediately after meeting President Trump at the White House.
When the iconic democracy champion Aung San Suu Kyi won her historic, landslide election in Burma (Myanmar), she was met by soaring expectations, as well as by the formidable challenges of violent conflicts, a stuttering economy and the significant constraints of sharing authority with a still-powerful military.
Richard H. Solomon, a China scholar who assisted in the historic “Ping-Pong diplomacy” that led to the opening of U.S.-Sino relations in the 1970s, who became an authority on China’s pressure tactics during negotiations and who, as a top American diplomat, helped end a long-running conflict in Cambodia, died March 13 at his home in Bethesda, Md. He was 79.
The U.S. Institute of Peace mourns the loss of Richard H. Solomon, a distinguished diplomat, scholar and the institute’s third president, who devoted his life to the building of peace.
Having taken academic leave at various times in his career to serve in key government posts, Moore launched the U.S. Institute of Peace, led law-of-the-sea talks and was involved in drawing new boundaries for Kuwait following the first Gulf War.
Symington gave the commendation at the opening of Justice and Security High Level Dialogue holding in Jos. The dialogue was organised by the West Africa Network for Peace building, WANEP, in partnership with the Plateau Peace Building Agency, PPBA, with the support of the United States Institute of Peace, USIP.
On March 8, 2017, U.S. Institute of Peace Asia Center Program Officer Colin Cookman appeared on BBC World TV to discuss the ISIS attacks on a military hospital in Kabul, Afghanistan. Cookman analyzed what ISIS’ most recent attacks and shift in tactics portends for the country.
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USIP’s Director of Gender Policy and Strategy Kathleen Kuhnast spoke to SiriusXM POTUS Ch. 124 about the origins of International Women’s Day and the day-to-day inequities women face in places like Afghanistan, Iraq and Pakistan.