Iraqi Prime Minister Abadi: Trump Is Supporting Us

Monday, March 20, 2017

News Type: Press Release

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.

Violent Extremism; Democracy & Governance

Burma is still on the rocky road to democracy

Thursday, March 16, 2017

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 Solomon, Kissinger aide involved in ‘Ping-Pong diplomacy’ with China, dies at 79

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

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.

In Memoriam: Richard H. Solomon

In Memoriam: Richard H. Solomon

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

News Type: Press Release

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.

The War-and-Peace Professor

Thursday, March 9, 2017

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.

US ambassador lauds Lalong over restoration of peace in Plateau

Thursday, March 9, 2017

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.

Colin Cookman on Shifting ISIS Tactics in Afghanistan

Thursday, March 9, 2017

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.

Violent Extremism

UN seeks more than $100 million to tackle violent extremism

Thursday, March 9, 2017

By: The Mercury News

News Type: USIP in the News

The Mercury NewsUN seeks more than $100 million to tackle violent extremismThe Mercury News“Look, we live in reality, and this is where the money comes from now – from donors,” said Manal Taha, a Sudanese-born American scholar who studies violent extremism in Sudan, Libya, and Chad at the U.S. Institute for Peace. “A big bunch of money is ...and more »