NATO Transformed

Thursday, November 4, 1999

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WASHINGTON--NATO Transformed: The Alliance's New Roles in International Security has recently been named an "Outstanding Academic Book," by CHOICE, the highly respected library review journal produced by the Association of College and Research Libraries. Written by former Institute fellow David S. Yost and published ...

From the Heart to the Horn of Africa

Friday, October 15, 1999

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During the last year, conflicts have exploded throughout the African continent, producing one of the most violence-plagued periods in modern African history. Struggles for power and resources, interstate suspicions and disputes and negative repercussions of the Cold War and colonial eras all have conspired to produce a deadly brew of death and destruction unrivaled by any other region in the world. The ongoing conflicts in the Horn of Africa, Congo, Rwanda, Burundi and Angola alone have led t...

Kosovar Albanian Leaders Agree on Declaration of Cooperation

Tuesday, September 14, 1999

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After three days of intense dialogue, a diverse group of Kosovar Albanian leaders today completed a declaration outlining a framework for cooperation to help guide Kosovo during its transition to democracy. Brought together by the U.S. Institute of Peace at the request of the U.S. Department of State the workshop, held this weekend at the Lansdowne Conference Center near Leesburg, Virginia, allowed participants to engage in a fran...

Mediation, Negotiation & Dialogue

Institute Board Vice Chairman Awarded Presidential Medal of Freedom

Wednesday, August 11, 1999

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Image on left: President Clinton greets USIP Board Vice Chairman Max M. Kampelman at April Speech WASHINGTON--Ambassador Max M. Kampelman, Vice-Chairman of the Board of Directors of the U.S. Institute of Peace, was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the nation's highest civilian honor, by President Bill Clinton in a special White House ceremony on August ...

War and Peace in the Classroom: High School Social Studies Teachers Attend Institute

Friday, August 6, 1999

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WASHINGTON, D.C.--How might a group of high school social studies teachers solve the current conflict in the Balkans? A select group of teachers from around the nation have taken time off from their busy summer vacations to examine how to bring home the importance of often-obscure international conflicts to teenagers in high schools across America. For one week each summer, a group of 25-30 high school social studies teachers gat...

Moving Serbia Toward Democracy

Monday, June 21, 1999

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Instead of isolating Serbia, the policies of the international community should move the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia (FRY) toward democracy -- and quickly. On June 17, 1999, the U.S. Institute of Peace convened a Balkans Working Group to discuss the future of Serbia. Participants recognized that although the initiative for democratization must come from the people and organizations within Serbia, the intern...

National Peace Essay Contest Week Agenda

Saturday, June 19, 1999

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On Saturday, June 19th, 1999, the Institute welcomed the winners of the 12th annual National Peace Essay Contest!

1999 Peace Essay Contest State Winners Announced

Wednesday, June 2, 1999

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Washington, DC -- The following students have won first place in the state-level competition in the twelfth annual National Peace Essay Contest sponsored by the United States Institute of Peace. Winners will receive a $1,000 college scholarship and will compete for national awards of up to $10,000. More than 2,500 students in 50 states, the District of Columbia, U.S. territories, and American high schools overseas participated in...

New Report Explores Policy Options in Iraq

Wednesday, March 3, 1999

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WASHINGTON -- The continuing conflict with Iraq is a good example of the foreign policy challenges that characterize the post-Cold War world: weapons proliferation, asymmetrical confrontations, and the difficulties of conducting multilateral diplomacy. A new report released by the U.S. Institute of Peace, authored by Institute Program Officer Jon Alterman, draws on the insights of a studygroup discussion about Iraq. The studygroup identified major themes and potential le...

Secretary of State Madeleine Albright Says Ground Troops in Kosovo are Likely

Thursday, February 4, 1999

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Washington -- Secretary of State Madeleine Albright told a gathering of Balkans experts at the U.S. Institute of Peace that a NATO-led peace implementation force in Kosovo is likely. (full text) "Nothing less than strong engagement from NATO will focus the attention of both sides. And nothing less than firm American leadership will ensure decisive action," said Albright. Representatives from Belgrade and leaders of the Kosovar Albanians are expected to enter negotiations this Saturday, ...