In northern Africa, can the people's discontent translate to democracy? - PBS NewsHour

Sunday, April 21, 2019

News Type: USIP in the News

The demonstrations that have swept through northern Africa and ousted long-time strongmen are not yet over. Protesters in Sudan, Algeria, Libya and Mali are continuing to call for democratic reforms. Amid this moment of regional volatility, international power struggles threaten to push national dynamics past...

Implications of Israeli Elections - Voice of America

Friday, April 19, 2019

News Type: USIP in the News

Despite facing indictment on corruption charges and a strong challenge from a center-left coalition, Benjamin Netanyahu is heading toward an unprecedented fifth term as Israeli prime minister. David Makovsky, Director of the Project on Arab-Israel Relations at the Washington Institute for Near East Policy, and Lucy Kurtzer-Ellenbogen...

War of the Worlds: Sunni-Shia Divide - NPR's Throughline

Thursday, April 18, 2019

News Type: USIP in the News

The Sunni-Shia divide is a conflict that most people have heard about - two sects with Sunni Islam being in the majority and Shia Islam the minority. Exactly how did this conflict originate and when? We go through 1400 years of history to find the moment this divide first turned deadly and how it has evolved since.

USIP Welcomes A. Wess Mitchell as Senior Advisor

USIP Welcomes A. Wess Mitchell as Senior Advisor

Thursday, April 18, 2019

News Type: Announcement

A. Wess Mitchell is joining the United States Institute of Peace as a senior advisor with a focus on Russia and conflict prevention and resolution. As assistant secretary, he developed and implemented U.S. policy toward Russia and the other 49 countries of Europe and Eurasia, as well as NATO, the EU and the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe. 

Conflict Analysis & Prevention

A Revolution in Sudan. What Comes Next? - UN Dispatch

Wednesday, April 17, 2019

News Type: USIP in the News

Protesters in Sudan have secured the ouster of longtime ruler Omar al Bashir. The protests began in earnest in December and steadily gained momentum and traction. Then, suddenly, after nearly thirty years in power Omar al Bashir was deposed in coup on April 11. Now, he is reportedly...

Sudan's Citizens Vow To Keep Protesting After Military Hijacks Their Movement - Vice News

Sunday, April 14, 2019

News Type: USIP in the News

The fall of brutal dictator Omar al-Bashir, who has ruled Sudan for 30 years, should have been met with elation. Instead it's mired in anger. It took minutes for “joy to turn to ash,” said 26-year-old Sudanese activist Elzahraa Jadallah, who took part in the mass protests that filled the streets of...

Military Factions Vie for Power After Coup in Sudan - Foreign Policy

Friday, April 12, 2019

News Type: USIP in the News

Omar al-Bashir led Sudan for 30 years. His successor, Defense Minister Ahmed Awad Ibn Auf, led the country for about 30 hours. Ibn Auf stepped down as the head of Sudan’s ruling military council Friday, just one day after leading a coup against Bashir. He did not explain his reasons for the resignation but...

The Fall of Omar Hassan al-Bashir, the 'Spider' at the Heart of Sudan's Web - New York Times

Thursday, April 11, 2019

News Type: USIP in the News

President Omar Hassan al-Bashir loved to tell the story about his broken tooth. As a schoolboy working on a construction site, he told supporters in January, he fell and broke the tooth while carrying a heavy load. Instead of seeking treatment he rinsed his mouth with saltwater and kept working. Later, after he...

'Guard your revolution': Sudan protests continue despite curfew - Al Jazeera

Thursday, April 11, 2019

News Type: USIP in the News

Organisers of the months-long demonstrations that triggered the overthrow of Sudan's President Omar al-Bashir have urged pro-democracy supporters to protest against a military takeover, renewing their demands for a civilian-led government. The appeal by the Sudanese Professionals...