Factbox: Ethiopia's reclusive neighbour Eritrea - Reuters

Tuesday, December 8, 2020

News Type: USIP in the News

Reports that Eritrea has sent troops over the border into Ethiopia to help fight rebellious forces in Tigray have fuelled fears of wider instability in the Horn of Africa. Both nations’ governments deny any Eritrean involvement in the fighting which started on Nov. 4 between...

A Bold Peace Offensive To Engage North Korea - War on the Rocks

Friday, December 4, 2020

By: Frank Aum

News Type: USIP in the News

Early next year, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is expected to present the new Joe Biden administration with a provocative housewarming gift, most likely a missile test. This aggressive conversation piece would seek to shift attention back to the Korean Peninsula and...

Ethiopian forces said to block refugees from entering Sudan - Associated Press

Thursday, December 3, 2020

News Type: USIP in the News

Ethiopian forces on Thursday blocked people fleeing the country’s embattled Tigray region from crossing into Sudan at the busiest border crossing point for refugees, Sudanese forces said. Their account follows allegations by refugees in previous days of Ethiopian...

U.S. Institute of Peace Opens Nominations for 2021 Women Building Peace Award

Tuesday, December 1, 2020

News Type: Press Release

In recognition of the pivotal role women play in building peace, the U.S. Institute of Peace (USIP) has opened nominations for the 2021 Women Building Peace Award. This annual award, inaugurated in 2020, honors a woman peacebuilder whose substantial and practical contribution to peace is an inspiration and guiding light for future peacebuilders.

What Myanmar’s Rohingya crisis can teach us about Ethiopia - Devex

Thursday, November 26, 2020

News Type: USIP in the News

Earlier this month, tensions between Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed’s national government and the Tigray People’s Liberation Front, a rival political party that controls the Tigray region in the north, escalated into catastrophic violence. To-date, more than 40,000 civilians...

An abrupt U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan undermines the fragile peace - Washington Post

Wednesday, November 25, 2020

News Type: USIP in the News

Over the past four years, the Trump administration took bold actions to initiate negotiations between the Kabul government and the Taliban insurgency. For the first time since the Afghanistan conflict began more than 40 years ago, an Afghan government began talking to its main insurgent rival about creating a foundation for a stable future. Thanks to this diplomatic initiative, the pressing question about the U.S. presence in Afghanistan is no longer about winning an “endless war” but about brokering a lasting peace.

Peace Processes

Ethiopia: Verge of Civil War? - Voice of America

Friday, November 20, 2020

News Type: USIP in the News

Ambassador David Shinn, former Ambassador to Ethiopia and Burkina Faso, currently professor of International Affairs at George Washington University, and Susan Stigant, Director of Africa Programs at the U.S. Institute of Peace, discuss with host Carol Castiel the major factors which...