In Libya, Hope Springs from Youth and Local Communities - Relief Web

Monday, May 14, 2018

By: Darine El Hage

News Type: USIP in the News

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 in...

Showcasing Pakistan’s Talent, Lahore Literary Festival’s 3rd Edition Comes To Successful End - Associated Press of Pakistan

Monday, May 14, 2018

News Type: USIP in the News

The third edition of Lahore Literary Festival (LLF) concluded in New York Saturday night after a series of lively discussions on Pakistan’s arts and literature as well as other key facets of its national life, with Pakistani Ambassador Maleeha Lodhi saying that the event has become “a prominent voice of our country’s intellectual journey.”

Iraqis to vote in first election since the defeat of ISIS - ABC Radio

Saturday, May 12, 2018

News Type: USIP in the News

When Iraqis last headed to the polls for parliamentary elections four years ago, ISIS militants were on their way to violently claim large parts of the country's territory. This weekend, residents will be voting for the first time since victory over the insurgency was declared.

CNAS and Brookings Announce Formation of Task Force on U.S. Policy Toward Gaza - CNAS

Friday, May 11, 2018

News Type: USIP in the News

Washington, May 10 – The Center for a New American Security (CNAS) and the Brookings Institution’s Center for Middle East Policy today announced the creation of their Future of U.S. Foreign Policy Toward Gaza Task Force. The task force will examine U.S. options for addressing the ongoing crisis in the Gaza Strip and convene a series of sessions over the next six months to tackle these issues.

Trump is reassessing aid to South Sudan. Its government says cuts would be a disaster. - Washington Post

Friday, May 11, 2018

News Type: USIP in the News

After spending billions of dollars on humanitarian aid in South Sudan in recent years, the United States may be ready to call it quits. "The Government of South Sudan has lost credibility, and the United States is losing patience," the White House said in a strongly worded statement on Tuesday. "The United States Government will not continue in a partnership with leaders who are only interested in perpetuating an endless war characterized by ethnically-motivated atrocities."

How 'Peace Tech' is Changing Global Conflict - Relief Web

Thursday, May 10, 2018

By: Adam Gallagher

News Type: USIP in the News

As technological innovation develops at a blistering pace, it has fundamentally altered how conflicts develop and play out, and how peacebuilders prevent and mitigate violence. Throughout history, technology has driven warfare and international security. To take one example, the development...

Trump-Kim meeting expected to deliver initial results - Yonhap

Thursday, May 10, 2018

News Type: USIP in the News

U.S. President Donald Trump's announcement Thursday of a date and location for his meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un renewed cautious optimism for a deal to dismantle the North's nuclear weapons program.

After the Iran Nuclear Deal: Does Trump have a Plan B - KCRW

Thursday, May 10, 2018

News Type: USIP in the News

President Trump made good on a campaign promise. The U.S. is out of the “horrible” “one-sided” Iran nuclear deal. Can it stop Iran from restoring its nuclear program? Make diplomatic peace with allies in Europe? Convince North Korea the U.S. can be trusted?