As Myanmar protests continue, a glimmer of greater unity - The Christian Science Monitor

Friday, April 9, 2021

News Type: USIP in the News

Like her mother and grandmother before her, Paw knows what it is like to flee assaults from Myanmar’s military – running from thatched-roof village huts into the jungle to huddle without food or warmth, yet afraid to make a fire lest it alert soldiers to their whereabouts. “Not long ago, the military used planes and airstrikes and dropped bombs in the Karen area,” says...

Conflict Analysis & Prevention

Civil Resistance Breakthroughs: A Democratizing Force? - International Center on Nonviolent Conflict

Thursday, April 8, 2021

By: Jonathan Pinckney

News Type: USIP in the News

We are in one of the largest waves of nonviolent resistance in history. Even the COVID-19 pandemic could not stop massive uprisings in Thailand, Belarus, Myanmar, and elsewhere as ordinary citizens use nonviolent tactics to challenge entrenched authoritarians and demand reform. Yet, even as more and more people have...

Nonviolent Action

Biden looks for continuity in Iraq as US hosts strategic dialogue - The National

Wednesday, April 7, 2021

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U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken and Iraqi Foreign Minister Fuad Hussein will tackle security and economic co-operation on Wednesday in the first strategic dialogue between Baghdad and Washington since President Joe Biden entered office. Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa Al Kadhimi was the first Arab leader to...

Global Policy

Folly of narratives - Dawn

Wednesday, April 7, 2021

By: Uzair Younus

News Type: USIP in the News

“NARRATIVES are worthless in a world of misinformation,” tweeted Anthony Pompliano, founder and partner at Morgan Creek Digital, a hedge fund which specialises in blockchain technology and digital assets. This is an extremely valid point that should be considered by Pakistan’s narrative-obsessed...

Economics & Environment

The United States’ New Global Fragility Strategy - Borgen Magazine

Tuesday, April 6, 2021

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Violent conflicts have been on the rise for the past 30 years and now face further escalation with the debilitating effects of COVID-19 on fragile states. Almost two-thirds of the globe’s most extremely impoverished people live in fragile and conflict-affected regions. Therefore, in order to ultimately end poverty, the most fragile states need to...

Fragility & Resilience

Repatriating ISIS Foreign Fighters Is Key to Stemming Radicalization, Experts Say, but Many Countries Don’t Want Their Citizens Back - PBS Frontline

Tuesday, April 6, 2021

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A review of the 10 countries that yielded the most individuals affiliated with ISIS found varying levels of commitment to repatriation and prosecution. In the two years since the self-declared Islamic State lost its last physical stronghold in Raqqa, Syria, hundreds of foreign ISIS fighters, along with their wives and children, have remained in limbo...

Violent Extremism

Putin, Russia test Biden with 'hybrid warfare' operations in Ukraine, Arctic - The Washington Times

Tuesday, April 6, 2021

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Russian President Vladimir Putin has been ramping up “hybrid warfare” operations in Ukraine and the Arctic in recent weeks in an early test of President Biden’s resolve, a build-up that many see as a way for the Russian leader to score points abroad while shoring up sagging polls at home. The build-up has proven especially alarming for...

Global Policy