Opinion: Can aid organizations really be part of social movements? - Devex

Thursday, May 17, 2018

News Type: USIP in the News

I have heard much talk of movements in the aid and development sector of late. It is no wonder that the hundreds of thousands of people who work for aid agencies, NGOs, and contractors have been moved to think about the role of movements. The past years’ elections in wealthy...

South Sudan in Focus - VOA

Thursday, May 17, 2018

News Type: USIP in the News

The high-level revitalization forum opens its next round of talks in Addis Ababa; President Salva Kiir holds South Sudanese officers responsible for rising crime rates across the country; and health officials take measures to prevent the Ebola virus from reaching South Sudan.

Justice Minister meets with representatives of US Institute of Peace - UzDaily

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

News Type: USIP in the News

Minister of Justice of the Republic of Uzbekistan Ruslanbek Davletov met with representatives of the US Peace Institute in Washington, USA. The US Peace Institute is an independent national organization, which carries out activities aimed at preventing and resolving conflicts, maintaining peace and stability.

Trump Administration Moves Forward With Historic Summit Despite Doubt From North Korea - NPR

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

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The Trump administration says it is moving ahead with plans for the president to meet North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in Singapore next month. North Korea has cast doubts on the summit happening, complaining about some of the things President Trump's aides are saying and complaining about U.S.-South Korean joint military exercises. NPR's Michele Kelemen has the latest.

Seize This Moment for Afghan Peace Talks - Defense One

Seize This Moment for Afghan Peace Talks - Defense One

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

By: Johnny Walsh

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Visiting Kabul last month, I found the hot topic of conversation around the city was the growing hope for a peace process with the Taliban. Even though the fighting continues, nearly all serious observers believe a political settlement in Afghanistan is the only plausible alternative to open-ended war. So while Taliban leaders over...

Violent Extremism

Back in the Big Apple - Newsweek Pakistan

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

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The Lahore Literary Festival (LLF) returned to Asia Society New York for a third year on May 12, exploring contemporary Pakistan through artists, writers, and commentators. The festival aimed to present American audiences with a more nuanced view of Pakistan and included discussions on fiction and nonfiction writing...

LLF New York reconnects diaspora with its roots - The Daily Times

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

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Growing up in the West, Pakistan was the smell of dadi’s (grandmother) food, the sound of baba’s (father) music, and a source of constant bad news. But when the Asia Society hosted the Lahore Literary Festival this past Saturday in New York, I, like many of us born abroad, was introduced to a Pakistan that is unfamiliar, resilient, and hopeful.

What’s Next for Nicaragua? - U.S. News & World Report

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

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Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega indicated over the weekend he is willing to discuss the demands of tens of thousands of protesters after a month of unrest across the Latin American nation, the second poorest in the hemisphere. But it's unclear whether there's anything the former revolutionary leader can do to quell the disquiet, or...

White House Rebuffs U.N. Appeal to Expand North Korea Food Aid - Foreign Policy

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

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David Beasley, the executive director of the World Food Program (WFP), is seeking to exploit a diplomatic thaw between Pyongyang and Washington to potentially secure hundreds of millions of dollars from donor countries to dramatically expand U.N. relief operations in North Korea.

In Libya, Hope Springs from Youth and Local Communities - Small Wars Journal

Monday, May 14, 2018

By: Darine El Hage

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More than two years after the United Nations began leading an internationally backed peace process for Libya, that effort faces severe challenges. Rival Libyan regimes still claim national authority, and battles among hundreds of militia groups continue. Amid the turmoil, however, young Libyans are leading peacebuilding efforts...