Kurdish control in Syria threatened by U.S. troop withdrawal - PBS NewsHour

Saturday, May 11, 2019

News Type: USIP in the News

After the Syrian revolution began in 2011, the Kurdish people formed their own semi-autonomous area in Syria called Rojava. Their alliance with the U.S. has kept Syrian and Turkish forces out of the region and bolstered territorial gains. But questions over...

A Conversation with Nancy Lindborg - Voice of America

Friday, May 10, 2019

News Type: USIP in the News

Host Carol Castiel interviews Nancy Lindborg, President of the United States Institute of Peace, to discuss USIP’s mission, research regarding a strategy to prevent the spread of extremism around the world and the vital role of women in successful conflict resolution negotiations.

Fragility & Resilience

Why these reporters spent 18 months in a Burmese jail - PBS NewsHour

Tuesday, May 7, 2019

News Type: USIP in the News

After nearly 18 months, two Reuters journalists have left prison in Myanmar. The crime that put them there: Revealing information the country’s government wanted to suppress, about its persecution campaign against Myanmar's Rohingya Muslim minority...

ISIS makes inroads with militant groups in Congo - Fox News

Wednesday, May 1, 2019

News Type: USIP in the News

The caliphate may be gone in Iraq and Syria but ISIS is rebranding and finding new places to terrorize, this time in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. ISIS claimed its first attack in the central African country on April 18 when “soldiers of the caliphate” attacked a military barracks along the...

In Memoriam: Richard Lugar

In Memoriam: Richard Lugar

Monday, April 29, 2019

News Type: Announcement

USIP mourns the passing of Senator Richard Lugar, a Navy veteran who represented Indiana in the U.S. Senate for over three decades. As a long-time member, and two-time chair, of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, Senator Lugar’s leadership on foreign policy issues—such as nuclear disarmament and sanctions on apartheid South Africa—made the world a safer, more peaceful place.

Golden hour in the Horn of Africa - Washington Examiner

Saturday, April 27, 2019

By: Payton Knopf

News Type: USIP in the News

Political changes of a magnitude not seen since the immediate post-Cold War period are underway in the Horn of Africa, a region at the strategic crossroads of the Middle East, North Africa, and the Sahel. Yet the risks and opportunities for the United States posed by these tectonic shifts have...

Power Problems: China Wants to Control the North Korea Conundrum - National Interest

Wednesday, April 24, 2019

News Type: USIP in the News

All parties to the negotiations with North Korea are trying to chart a path forward after the second Trump-Kim summit in Hanoi. Most of the post–summit analyses focus on denuclearization steps, corresponding sanctions relief, and potential symbolic moves toward peace. But the parties still have...