U.S. Institute of Peace Expert Featured in New PBS Documentary

Thursday, March 21, 2002

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WASHINGTON--On March 31 at 10:00 P.M., PBS will air the documentary "Bringing Down a Dictator," which documents the role of non-violent protest in the fall of former Yugoslavian President Slobodan Milosevic. Image on right: A torn poster of former Yugoslav President Slobodan Milosevic on a downtown Belgrade wall. (AP Photo/Jerome Delay) The U.S. Institute of Peace encouraged and assisted production of this important work, which is narrated by the actor Martin Sheen. Daniel Serwer, director ...

Secretary of State Clinton to Address U.S.-China Conference

Tuesday, March 5, 2002

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Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton will address participants at a day-long conference on March 7 marking President Nixon’s groundbreaking meetings with leaders of the People’s Republic of China 40 years ago. Her mid-afternoon remarks will serve as a bookend to remarks earlier in the day by Chinese Foreign Minister Yang Jiechi, who will address the participants via live video link from Beijing.

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U.S. Institute of Peace Announces New Director of Research and Studies

Thursday, February 28, 2002

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WASHINGTON--The United States Institute of Peace is pleased to announce that Dr. Paul B. Stares will join the Institute on March 4, 2002 as Director of its Research and Studies Program. Dr. Stares comes to the Institute from Stanford University, where he has been Associate Director and Senior Research Scholar at the Center for International Security and Cooperation (CISAC). Prior to joining CISAC in 2000, Dr. Stares was Director of Studies at the Japan Center for International Exchange in T...

Europe Takes the Lead in the Balkans

Wednesday, February 27, 2002

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WASHINGTON--As the geo-strategic focus of the U.S. shifts to combating global terrorism and rogue states armed with weapons of mass destruction, the burden of the Balkans is inexorably falling to Europe. Much has changed since the early 1990s when Europe failed in its efforts to respond to the unfolding Balkans tragedy. Will a much changed Europe be up to the task this time? What should the U.S. do to set our allies up for success in securing the peace? On Monday, February 25, 2002, the U....

U.S. Institute of Peace Announces New Director of Public Outreach

Thursday, January 3, 2002

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WASHINGTON--The U.S. Institute of Peace is pleased to announce that John Brinkley is its new Director of Public Outreach. His office manages the Institute's press relations and public events and works to increase public understanding of the nature of international conflicts and peacekeeping. Brinkley was a Washington-based journalist for nearly 20 years and has also worked as a senior public affairs adviser and speechwriter at the Department of State and as a media consultant to the Aspen In...

Moshe Safdie Chosen to Design New U.S. Institute of Peace Headquarters

Tuesday, December 18, 2001

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WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The Board of Directors of the United States Institute of Peace announced today the selection of the architectural firm of Moshe Safdie and Associates to design the Institute's permanent headquarters facility. Envisioned to serve as a national center for the prevention, management, and resolution of international conflicts, the new home for the Institute will be located in Washington, DC, on a prominent site at the corner of Constitution Avenue and 23rd Street--adjacent to ...

Kosovo: Time for Self-Governance

Wednesday, December 12, 2001

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This week, the parliament met for the first time in Pristina, Kosovo, to select a president and to begin forming a government. Though its final status remains uncertain, Kosovo is heading down the path towards self-governance. The United States and the European Union have bet heavily on establishing democracy in Kosovo. What are the prospects for this outcome? The first "free and fair" multi-party parliamentary elections ever hel...

Macedonia's Future: No Sure Thing

Thursday, November 22, 2001

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In accordance with a framework peace agreement reached at Ohrid, Macedonia on August 13th with EU and U.S. assistance, the Macedonian parliament has adopted constitutional amendments designed to end the government's conflict with ethnic Albanian guerillas. Implementation is not, however, a sure thing. There are lingering threats to sustainable peace that could not only destabilize Macedonia but also the entire Balkans region. On ...

Senior Fellows Welcomed at U.S. Institute of Peace

Wednesday, October 10, 2001

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WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The United States Institute of Peace is pleased to welcome its 2001-02 Senior Fellows. This is the fifteenth class of fellows to be in residence at the Institute. The Jennings Randolph Fellowship Program is one of the Institute's core programs. Named in honor of former U.S. Senator Jennings Randolph of West Virginia, a vigorous proponent in the Institute's founding, the Fellowship Program allows leading policy ...

Coping with Terrorism: The Challenge of Political Warfare

Thursday, September 27, 2001

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On September 21, 2001, the U.S. Institute of Peace convened a Current Issues Briefing -- "Coping With Terrorism: Challenges and Responses" -- featuring eight experts on terrorism to discuss the transforming crisis of September 11 and its implications for U.S. national security policy. This briefing was intended to inform and advance public discussion of effective approaches to dealing with the heightened threat of mass vi...