‘It is not hopeless’: UMD panel tackles global refugee crisis - The Diamondback

Friday, March 8, 2019

News Type: USIP in the News

Several international affairs experts discussed causes and solutions to the growing global refugee crisis at a University of Maryland panel on Thursday. “The response challenge [to the refugee crisis] is a formidable one,” said Eric Schwartz, president of Refugees International...

Preventing violent extremism in fragile states - Brookings Institute

Wednesday, March 6, 2019

News Type: USIP in the News

The Task Force on Extremism in Fragile States recently released its recommendations, calling for a new strategy to prevent violent extremism from developing in fragile states. Brookings Senior Fellow George Ingram and President of the U.S. Institute of Peace Nancy Lindborg explain why the U.S. needs to...

Aid groups wait in the wings during Venezuela aid standoff - Devex

Friday, February 8, 2019

News Type: USIP in the News

Amid a standoff over aid delivery into Venezuela, humanitarian organizations are refraining from taking political positions that could jeopardize getting aid to the people who need it most. The Venezuelan military, acting under orders from President Nicolás Maduro, is currently blocking humanitarian assistance from entering the country via the Colombian border. But the U.S...

Royce leaves lasting legacy on development - DEVEX

Tuesday, December 11, 2018

News Type: USIP in the News

Representative Ed Royce absorbed the importance of the United States’ role in the world at an early age. His father served in the army during World War II and was among the U.S. forces that liberated the concentration camp in Dachau, Germany, in 1945. His photos of the emaciated bodies and gas chambers are still being used to teach about the horrors of the Holocaust. His father’s experience had a profound impact on Royce, who is retiring from U.S. Congress after serving as a Republican representative from California for 26 years, the last six of which he was...

Nancy Lindborg on what ‘fragility’ actually means - IRC and Vox

Tuesday, September 11, 2018

News Type: USIP in the News

The nature of war is changing. Whereas in the 1960s, almost 70% of conflict took place in the poorest countries, by the 2000s, middle-income countries were seeing the largest share of conflict. These are places like Syria, Nigeria and Myanmar — relatively rich countries, at least judging by GDP, but with localized or widespread violence and massive displacement. Before the civil war began in 2011, Syria was one of the wealthiest countries...

‘Peace Teachers’ Chronicle Year of Bringing Conflict-Resolution to the Classroom - Washington Diplomat

Thursday, August 30, 2018

News Type: USIP in the News

Amid dismal headlines depicting conflict and violence around the world, the idea of peace can seem distant and impractical. But a United States Institute of Peace (USIP) panel on July 10 showed how American teachers across the country are bringing peacebuilding and conflict-resolution into the classroom. Mandated by Congress in 1984, USIP works with local partners in conflict zones across the globe to provide support and..

Fragility 2.0: Ideas to action - Brookings

Tuesday, July 31, 2018

By: Nancy Lindborg

News Type: USIP in the News

State fragility remains a pressing global challenge as civil wars, threats of famine, and extreme poverty continue to cluster in unstable places where the social contract has broken down. Fragile states are seedbeds for extremist groups that often combine with transnational criminal...