In Memoriam: Brent Scowcroft

In Memoriam: Brent Scowcroft

Friday, August 7, 2020

By: USIP Staff

News Type: Announcement

The U.S. Institute of Peace mourns the passing of former National Security Advisor Lt. Gen. Brent Scowcroft, a decorated U.S. Air Force officer who admirably served multiple presidential administrations. Scowcroft, who died at 95, was an influential voice on U.S. foreign policy for decades.

Fresh attacks in Afghanistan could hurt peace talks - PRI The World

Monday, August 3, 2020

News Type: USIP in the News

ISIS militants in Afghanistan carried out a brazen attack on a prison located in the Eastern parts of the country Sunday night. As The World’s Shirin Jaafari reports, the attack, which went on for about 20 hours, raises questions about security and peace talks.

Tunisia's parliamentary speaker survives confidence vote - The National

Thursday, July 30, 2020

News Type: USIP in the News

Tunisia’s parliamentary speaker Rached Ghannouchi narrowly survived a confidence vote after being accused of having exceeded the authority of his position. The closed vote showed 97 members in favour of the speaker’s removal, 12 votes shy of...

Taliban Reform Pledges in Afghanistan Seen as Tactical - Voice of America

Saturday, July 25, 2020

News Type: USIP in the News

A Taliban claim that it has moved away from its strict restrictions on the local Afghan population has been received with skepticism, with some observers warning that the militants continue to violate fundamental human rights in remote Afghan districts they control. Before their...