Senate Recognizes Institute of Peace as National Resource on Its 20th Anniversary

Wednesday, July 27, 2005

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WASHINGTON—On July 22, the Senate approved S. Con Res. 109, which honors the United States Institute of Peace on the 20th anniversary of its establishment. Sponsored by Senators Daniel Inouye (D-HI), John Warner (R-VA), and Tom Harkin (D-IA), the resolution underscores the role of the Institute as a "source of innovative ideas and practical policy analysis on peacemaking in zones of conflict around the world." In introducing the resolution, Senator Inouye called the Institute "a unique natio...

Institute Of Peace Releases Report On Improving U.S.-Turkish Cooperation On Iraq

Thursday, July 14, 2005

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WASHINGTON – The U.S. Institute of Peace released a major report today on "Turkey and Iraq" which underscores Turkey's critical role in the stabilization and reconstruction of Iraq. "Turkey, not unlike Iran, has the capacity to both impede and facilitate progress for the U.S. and its allies in Iraq," writes Henri J. Barkey, the report's author.  The report is part of the Institute's "Iraq and its Neighbors" research project which brings together leading specialists on the geopolitics of the ...

First Prize in National Peace Essay Contest Awarded to Nebraska High School Student

Thursday, June 30, 2005

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WASHINGTON, DC – Jessica Perrigan of Omaha, N.E. was awarded first prize in this year’s National Peace Essay Contest, sponsored by the U.S. Institute of Peace.  A student at Duchesne Academy, Perrigan received a $10,000 college scholarship for her essay titled “Finding Peace: Japan and Cambodia.”  In announcing the winner at the Institute’s annual NPEC awards banquet on June 22, Institute President Richard H. Solomon commented on the high quality of the essays and the difficulty of the subjec...

Gingrich and Mitchell to Testify Before House on UN Task Force Report

Monday, June 20, 2005

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WASHINGTON – Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich and former Senate Majority Leader George Mitchell, co-chairs of the Task Force on the United Nations, are scheduled to testify before the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Science, State, Justice and Commerce (SSJC) on Wednesday, June 22 at 10 a.m. in Room 2359 Rayburn House Office Building. SSJC Chairman Frank R. Wolf (R-VA), who authored the legislation mandating the report, will preside. Gingrich and Mitchell will discuss the findings and...

Gingrich-Mitchell Task Force On UN Reform

Wednesday, June 15, 2005

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WASHINGTON – In a report released today, the Task Force on the United Nations recommends that the U.S. government endorse and call upon the UN and its members to “affirm a responsibility of every sovereign government to protect its own citizenry and those within its borders from genocide, mass killing, and massive and sustained human rights violations.” The report adds that the “United States should insist that states asserting an absolutist doctrine of non-intervention explain why they are p...

Institute of Peace Appoints New Executive Vice President

Monday, June 13, 2005

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WASHINGTON - Richard H. Solomon, President of the U.S. Institute of Peace, announced today that Patricia Powers Thomson of IBM Business Consulting has been selected as the organization's next Executive Vice President.  As its second-ranking officer, Thomson will lead the Institute's internal management team, oversee and integrate substantive programs, and manage growth.  She will assume her position on August 1. "We are delighted that Trish is joining the Institute family.  She brings with h...

Institute of Peace Announces State Winners of 2005 National Peace Essay Contest

Tuesday, May 10, 2005

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WASHINGTON – Fifty-one American high school students have been named winners of the 18th annual National Peace Essay Contest, sponsored by the United States Institute of Peace in Washington, DC.  Each student will receive a $1,000 college scholarship and compete for the 2005 national first prize, a $10,000 college scholarship.  A list of winners, their schools, hometowns, essay titles, and faculty coordinators follows this release. The contest, which is open to students in all American high ...

UN Reform Achievable Says Task Force Co-Chairs

Tuesday, April 19, 2005

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WASHINGTON – Acknowledging that the job will be difficult, the co-chairs of the Task Force on the United Nations expressed confidence on Friday, April 15, that the United Nations can be reformed. Following a meeting with UN Secretary General Kofi Annan, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich and former Senate Majority Leader George Mitchell said that several factors, in addition to the commitment of the U.S. Congress, have combined to put the previously elusive task of reforming the United Nation...

Institute of Peace Mourns the Passing of Diplomat George Kennan

Monday, March 21, 2005

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USIP mourns the passing of George Kennan, the architect of the policy of “containment,” which guided U.S. relations with the Soviet Union throughout the Cold War. The Institute's best selling book Origins of the Cold War: The Novikov, Kennan, and Roberts 'Long Telegrams' of 1946 features Kennan's famous "Long Telegram."

Co-Chairs of Task Force on UN Criticize Khartoum for Visa Denial

Monday, March 7, 2005

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WASHINGTON – Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich and former Senate Majority Leader George Mitchell criticized the government of the Republic of Sudan today for failing to issue visas to a member and staff of the Task Force on the United Nations. In a statement issued today, the co-chairs of the task force said they were “deeply distressed over the failure of the government of the Republic of Sudan to permit the travel.” The two noted that “despite having had more than ample time,” the Sudanese...