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In Memoriam: Ambassador Princeton Lyman

In Memoriam: Ambassador Princeton Lyman

Monday, August 27, 2018

News Type: Announcement

It is with the deepest sadness that the U.S. Institute of Peace mourns the passing of our revered and distinguished colleague Ambassador Princeton Lyman, the Institute’s advisor emeritus. Princeton passed away quietly in his home on the morning of August 24, surrounded by his family.

In Memoriam: Kofi Annan

In Memoriam: Kofi Annan

Monday, August 20, 2018

News Type: Announcement

The U.S. Institute of Peace mourns the loss of Kofi Annan, who served as the United Nations’ secretary general during a turbulent decade and was awarded the 2001 Nobel Peace Prize for his career-long effort to strengthen the United Nations’ role. “We have lost a great soul and a relentless champion for peace, human rights and human dignity,” said USIP President Nancy Lindborg. “Thank you for your life of service and for inspiring so many to do the same.”

Why is the U.S. talking to the Taliban? - PBS NewsHour

Friday, August 17, 2018

News Type: USIP in the News

When the Afghan government and Taliban fighters declared a cease-fire in mid-June for the Eid al-Fitr holiday marking the end of Ramadan, there were three days of blissful quiet. Since then, the Taliban and the Islamic State group, which was not part of the temporary truce, have unleashed attacks...

Transatlantic Aims Overlap in the Middle East - Council on Foreign Relations

Wednesday, August 15, 2018

By: Mona Yacoubian

News Type: USIP in the News

In an era of global disorder—propelled by the intertwined dynamics of globalization and proliferating technology—the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) stand out as perhaps the most chaotic region. A proverbial “canary in the coal mine,” the MENA region’s numerous conflicts and endemic instability...

Imran Khan: Creating the biggest political storm of the year - Dawn

Wednesday, August 15, 2018

By: Moeed Yusuf

News Type: USIP in the News

You could see him as the power-hungry man atop a container,operating at the behest of the military and out to undermine Pakistan's democratic progression. Or you could cast him as the principled leader who stuck to his guns, and defied all those who had predicted that he would settle for...

Imran Khan’s Tryst With Afghanistan - India Press Agency

Monday, August 13, 2018

News Type: USIP in the News

Incorrigible optimists in Pakistan, albeit very few in numbers, are disappointed with the US decision to suspend military and educational training of 66 Pakistani officers under the ‘International Military Education and Training program’, thanks to the obstinacy of President Donald Trump. This is the first awkward bouncer to new Prime Minister Imran Khan Niazi in the foreign policy arena as if reminding that his glorious cricketing career is irrelevant...

Taliban’s political stature rises with talks in Uzbekistan - Associated Press

Sunday, August 12, 2018

News Type: USIP in the News

In a rare diplomatic foray and the strongest sign yet of increasing Taliban political clout in the region, the head of the insurgents’ political office led a delegation to Uzbekistan to meet senior Foreign Ministry officials there, Uzbek and Taliban officials said. Taliban political chief Sher Mohammad Abbas Stanikzai represented the insurgents in the four-day talks that ended on Friday and included meetings with Uzbekistan’s Foreign Minister...

Brazen Taliban attack raises pressure on Afghan forces - Associated Press

Friday, August 10, 2018

News Type: USIP in the News

A brazen and bloody overnight assault Friday by the Taliban on a key provincial capital in central Afghanistan has increased pressure on U.S.-backed Afghan forces that are withering under relentless attacks, prompting President Ashraf Ghani to call an emergency meeting of his security officials. While government security forces in the city of Ghazni repulsed the multipronged attack with the help of U.S. air support, Taliban insurgents remained...