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...

Jhinaoui receives President of US Institute for Peace - Tunis Afrique Presse

Thursday, June 28, 2018

News Type: USIP in the News

Minister of Foreign Affairs Khemaies Jhinaoui received on Thursday President of the United States Institute of Peace (USIP), Nancy Lindborg. According to a statement of the Foreign Ministry, the meeting focused on ways to develop cooperation between the Department of Foreign Affairs and the USIP as well as all US think tanks in the areas of strategic studies and diplomacy training, in coordination with the Diplomatic Institute for Training and Studies.

‘Cautious optimism’: Iraq’s Muqtada al-Sadr may be puppet of Iran - Washington Times

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

News Type: USIP in the News

With nationalist Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr and his political allies now in the driver’s seat in Iraq’s parliament, U.S. military planners and diplomats are grappling with what the former militia leader’s dramatic rise to power means for U.S. policy — and whether he turns out to be the Iranian puppet many had feared.

White House Rebuffs U.N. Appeal to Expand North Korea Food Aid - Foreign Policy

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

News Type: USIP in the News

David Beasley, the executive director of the World Food Program (WFP), is seeking to exploit a diplomatic thaw between Pyongyang and Washington to potentially secure hundreds of millions of dollars from donor countries to dramatically expand U.N. relief operations in North Korea.