Trump strategy on women and security wins wary praise, raises questions - CNN

Friday, June 14, 2019

News Type: USIP in the News

The Trump administration found a rare area of bipartisan agreement with the launch of a strategy to reduce global conflict and foster long-term peace by engaging more women in security agreements, political life and civic society. But even as the initiative draws praise...

Accused of Inaction, Trump Team Set to Appoint Sudan Advisor - Foreign Policy

Monday, June 10, 2019

News Type: USIP in the News

With Sudan teetering on the brink of widespread violence, the Trump administration is preparing to bring an ex-diplomat out of retirement to help craft U.S. policy for a country that is fast unraveling since its longtime ruler was ousted two months ago...

In Memoriam: Ambassador John W. McDonald

In Memoriam: Ambassador John W. McDonald

Thursday, May 30, 2019

News Type: Announcement

USIP mourns the passing of Ambassador John McDonald, a longtime American diplomat and international development and peacebuilding expert. A nominee for the 1994 Nobel Peace Prize, McDonald founded the Institute for Multi-Track Diplomacy (IMTD) and helped lead efforts to establish the Pakistan-India Kartarpur Peace Corridor.

Does China Really Respect Sovereignty? - The Diplomat

Thursday, May 23, 2019

By: Jacob Stokes

News Type: USIP in the News

The Trump administration has made protecting sovereignty — the idea that states have exclusive right to govern within their own territory — a central principle of both its foreign policy generally and U.S.-China relations specifically. As Vice President Mike Pence said...

Kurdish control in Syria threatened by U.S. troop withdrawal - PBS NewsHour

Saturday, May 11, 2019

News Type: USIP in the News

After the Syrian revolution began in 2011, the Kurdish people formed their own semi-autonomous area in Syria called Rojava. Their alliance with the U.S. has kept Syrian and Turkish forces out of the region and bolstered territorial gains. But questions over...

A Conversation with Nancy Lindborg - Voice of America

Friday, May 10, 2019

News Type: USIP in the News

Host Carol Castiel interviews Nancy Lindborg, President of the United States Institute of Peace, to discuss USIP’s mission, research regarding a strategy to prevent the spread of extremism around the world and the vital role of women in successful conflict resolution negotiations.

Fragility & Resilience

Why these reporters spent 18 months in a Burmese jail - PBS NewsHour

Tuesday, May 7, 2019

News Type: USIP in the News

After nearly 18 months, two Reuters journalists have left prison in Myanmar. The crime that put them there: Revealing information the country’s government wanted to suppress, about its persecution campaign against Myanmar's Rohingya Muslim minority...