Colombia’s Problematic Peace Accord: Time To Swallow Some Frogs - War on the Rocks

Tuesday, July 3, 2018

By: Colette Rausch

News Type: USIP in the News

There’s a saying Colombians use when talking about having to do something distasteful but necessary: “Sometimes, you have to swallow some frogs.” Today, as a spike in violence, crime, and drug production strains the country’s landmark peace accord, Colombians need to put some frogs on the menu. Specifically, the government needs...

International peacekeeper discusses reforming war-torn regions - KXLY

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

News Type: USIP in the News

An international peace advocate shared her experiences with war, its aftermath and people affected by armed conflicts Tuesday at a Washington State University Foley Institute talk. Colette Rausch, associate vice president of global practice and innovation at the United States Institute of Peace, a federally funded Washington D.C.-based organization that studies global conflicts, said the U.S. is lucky to have a developed justice system.

Everyone, Not Just The Military, Has A Duty To Keep The Peace - War on the Rocks

Monday, October 16, 2017

By: Colette Rausch

News Type: USIP in the News

In 2012, a few months after Muammar Gaddafi’s regime fell, I was in Libya holding a workshop on how to build the rule of law in the wake of dictatorship and conflict. The workshop participants were the kinds of people I had come to expect — community leaders, academics, lawyers, human rights activists, and others with a professional interest in peacebuilding. All except for one man.

Speaking Peace to Power - Real Change News

Monday, December 7, 2015

News Type: USIP in the News

Not many people know that the United States has a federally funded peacekeeping program. The U.S. Institute of Peace (usip) sends people overseas to countries that are having internal conflicts — including civil wars — and tries to bring together opposing sides and ideologies to talk and find common interests.

New book on peace receives big praise from Dalai Lama - KING5.com

Thursday, August 6, 2015

News Type: USIP in the News

The US Institute of Peace's Colette Rausch will be appearing at Elliott Bay with Khitam Al-Khaghani, one of the project interviewers. Colette will be in the Seattle area from Aug. 3 - 17; please contact dmg@roaringfortiespress.com if you'd like to know ...