Generation Next: Is the New Generation of Leaders in the Middle East Up to the Challenge?

Tuesday, June 13, 2000

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How will the death of Syria's influential Pres. Hafez al-Assad affect this week's Final Status talk in Washington? Is Syria in for an easy transition of power or will there be bumps in the road ahead? What role will new leadership in Syria, Jordan, and other Arab powers play in U.S. facilitated efforts to bring peace and stability to the Middle East? Middle East specialists Jon Alterman, Jeffery Helsing, and Steven Riskin ...

Bridging the DMZ: North and South Korea Hold Historic June Summit

Tuesday, June 13, 2000

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This week the leaders of South and North Korea are expected to hold their first-ever summit meeting. What can South Korean president Kim Dae Jung expect from the talks? Is North Korea serious about opening a new chapter in North-South relations? What role does the U.S. have to play in bringing peace and reconciliation to the Korean peninsula? Korean specialists Patrick Cronin and William Drennan are available for questions, commen...

Leaving Lebanon: Will the Israeli Withdrawal Advance the Peace Process?

Tuesday, June 6, 2000

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Washington, DC -- The sudden withdrawal of Israeli troops and disbanding of militias in Southern Lebanon has caught many Middle East watchers by surprise. Are UN peacekeepers up to the challenge of ensuring stability in Lebanon? Can Hezbollah be trusted to keep the peace? How will the withdrawal of Israeli troops from Southern Lebanon affect U.S. efforts to restart Israeli-Palestinian and Israeli-Syrian peace talks? Middle ...

Building the Skills for Peace

Thursday, May 25, 2000

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WASHINGTON, D.C. -- From May 3-6, 2000, the United States Institute of Peace partnered with the Second Battalion, Second Infantry of the United States Army, in Kosovo to present a workshop on co- existence in a multiethnic society to 33 Albanian and Serbian community leaders from the Gnjilane area. This event was the first opportunity since the hostilities in 1999 for the participants to discuss problems of common concern. After ...

2000 National Peace Essay Contest State Winners Announced

Wednesday, May 17, 2000

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WASHINGTON, D.C. -- On May 16, the United States Institute of Peace announced the state-level winners in the Institute's thirteenth annual National Peace Essay Contest. Open to American high school students in all of the 50 states, U.S. territories, and American high school students studying abroad, all state winners will receive a $1,000 college scholarship and will compete for national awards of up to $10,000. More than 1,200 s...

Confronting Chaos in Sierra Leone

Monday, May 15, 2000

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Washington, DC -- With the release yesterday of just over a hundred UN peacekeepers, the fate of the UN effort to bring peace and stability to Sierra Leone remains tenuous at best. Can the UN mission in Sierra Leone be salvaged? How does instability in Sierra Leone and Central Africa affect U.S. national security? What role can and should the international community play in addressing ethnic conflicts and humanitarian crises throu...

Institute Sponsors Seminar on Human Security

Wednesday, May 3, 2000

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DENVER, CO -- What do American college students need to know to be properly equipped to face the uncertainties and regional instabilities of the post-Cold War World? Can future leaders learn to recognize the environmental as well as political warning signs of pending international humanitarian crises? To help Colorado college and university students, faculty, and staff examine these questions, the United States Institute of Peace ...

World Press Freedom Hero

Tuesday, April 25, 2000

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WASHINGTON -- On April 19, U.S. Institute of Peace Senior Fellow and managing editor of the Connection Newspapers Kemal Kurspahic was named as one of the International Press Institute's (IPI) 50 Press Freedom Heroes from the last 50 years. Chosen as part of IPI's 50th anniversary celebration, winners were selected from a long list of journalists who have made a significant contribution to the defense or promotion...

"Intervention in the Kosovo Crisis"

Tuesday, April 25, 2000

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WASHINGTON -- How can college students from across the nation work together with leading foreign policy makers and international experts to potentially avert a future crisis in Kosovo? On April 25th, students from over 35 colleges and universities around the U.S. -- in conjunction with universities in France, Greece, Italy, Russia, the Czech Republic, Finland, and Ukraine -- participated in a live interactive webcast as p...

Easing Tensions in South Asia

Friday, March 17, 2000

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According to a panel of experts at a recent Current Issues Briefing at the U.S. Institute of Peace, U.S. policymakers ignore growing tensions between India and Pakistan at their peril. Held in Washington at the Institute on March 9, 2000, the briefing convened a panel of leading experts to discuss and examine the prospects for regional peace and stability in light of President Clinton's scheduled upcoming trip to South Asia. Simu...