Implementing a fragility strategy - Brookings

Thursday, July 25, 2019

News Type: USIP in the News

The stubborn challenge of fragility continues to drive a host of obstacles to global peace and prosperity. The 2018 OECD “States of Fragility” report calculates that the number of people living in fragile contexts will grow from 1.8 billion in 2018 to 2.3 billion in...

Fragility & Resilience

IS Decentralizing Into 'Provinces' in Bid to Return - Voice of America

Sunday, July 21, 2019

News Type: USIP in the News

A series of Islamic State (IS) announcements of new provinces it controls in recent weeks has renewed debate over the group’s possible resurgence after its self-proclaimed caliphate fell, with some analysts warning an increasingly decentralized IS could...

William and Pascale Warda Awarded Inaugural International Religious Freedom Award

William and Pascale Warda Awarded Inaugural International Religious Freedom Award

Thursday, July 18, 2019

News Type: Announcement

USIP congratulates our longtime partners, Pascale and William Warda, for being awarded the State Department’s inaugural International Religious Freedom Award. They have been deeply involved in advocating for the rights of religious minorities, particularly Christians, in northern Iraq in the face of regional instability and the ISIS occupation.

Religion

Art of the Protest - Slate

Wednesday, July 17, 2019

News Type: USIP in the News

The walls of Hong Kong have been turning purple, pink, neon green, and electric orange over the past few weeks. Outside the Legislative Council Building, on tunnels and under bridges throughout the city, residents have been covering walls with colorful Post-It Notes...

USIP Peace Teachers Program Announces 2019 Cohort

USIP Peace Teachers Program Announces 2019 Cohort

Friday, July 12, 2019

News Type: Press Release

(Washington, D.C.) – For young people living in Ketchikan, AK; Greenup, KY; Ridgeland, MS; and O’Neill, NE, news of talks with North Korea, a protest movement in Hong Kong, or the overthrow of a dictator in Sudan may feel like a world away. Four high school teachers from these communities, selected to take part in a U.S. Institute of Peace program, will spend the next school year bringing critical international issues of conflict such as these to life, while also empowering their students to see peace as something practical and possible.

Education & Training