Nobel Peace Prize Awarded to Ethiopia’s Abiy Ahmed for Diplomatic Engagement with Eritrea

Nobel Peace Prize Awarded to Ethiopia’s Abiy Ahmed for Diplomatic Engagement with Eritrea

Friday, October 11, 2019

News Type: Announcement

The Nobel Peace Prize awarded today honors Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed for his leadership in reaching the historic 2018 peace deal with neighboring Eritrea that brought the two nations’ “frozen war” to an end. Long considered an intractable conflict, Abiy brought new life to a peace process that had been stalled for the better part of two decades.

Peace Processes; Reconciliation

On Afghan War Anniversary, Taliban Vow to Fight another 18 Years - The Media Line

Thursday, October 10, 2019

News Type: USIP in the News

October 7, 2001, was the day US-led coalition forces entered Afghanistan in retaliation for the Taliban government’s role in harboring terrorists who had attacked the US less than a month before, on September 11. Eighteen years later, the war is the longest the United States has...

Afghanistan braces for political uncertainty in election's wake - Reuters

Monday, October 7, 2019

News Type: USIP in the News

Despite pulling off a safer presidential election than expected, Afghanistan looks headed for a prolonged period of political uncertainty, with the two front-runners claiming victory before ballots are tallied and signaling they would not accept defeat. The situation echoes 2014...

U.S. withdraws troops from northern Syria - CBS News

Monday, October 7, 2019

News Type: USIP in the News

American troops are pulling back from positions in Northern Syria under an order from the White House. The move precedes an expected incursion but Kurdish allies believe the U.S. has abandoned them. Mona Yacoubian, who is a senior advisor at the U.S. institute of peace for Syria, Middle East and North Africa, joined CBSN to discuss the impact of the withdrawal.

Taliban Threat, Disillusionment Tamp Down Afghan Vote - Wall Street Journal

Sunday, September 29, 2019

News Type: USIP in the News

Slightly more than two million Afghans voted in presidential elections over the weekend, a historic low for a nation beleaguered by a nearly 18-year war and disillusioned by the government’s failure to deliver on its pledge to end corruption and spur overhauls. As vote...

Dismal turnout in Afghan election could weaken next government - Washington Post

Sunday, September 29, 2019

News Type: USIP in the News

Voter turnout in Afghanistan’s presidential election over the weekend was less than half of what it was the last time Afghans chose a president, officials estimated Sunday, a dismal showing that threatened to weaken the next government no matter who is declared...

“Don’t leave the Afghan peace talks for dead - Washington Post

Wednesday, September 25, 2019

By: Stephen J. Hadley

News Type: USIP in the News

President Trump’s decision this month to call off peace talks with the Taliban should not obscure the fundamental fact that a political settlement of the Afghanistan conflict remains the best way to protect U.S. national security interests and prevent terrorist attacks...