Bipartisan Group of National Security Experts Calls for New Approach to Preventing Extremism

Tuesday, February 26, 2019

News Type: Press Release

Tuesday, February 26, 2019, Washington, DC – A bipartisan group of senior national security experts today made an urgent appeal for the adoption of a new approach to preventing the rise and spread of extremism in the Sahel, Horn of Africa and the Near East. This new approach is set out in the congressionally mandated final report and recommendations of the Task Force on Extremism in Fragile States, hosted by the United States Institute of Peace. The Task Force proposes a comprehensive preventive strategy to stop the spread of extremism that reorganizes U.S. efforts and pools international resources to support partners in fragile states in tackling the drivers of extremism.

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Trump To Meet North Korea's Leader At Summit In Vietnam - NPR

Monday, February 25, 2019

News Type: USIP in the News

President Trump meets this week with North Korea's Kim Jong Un in Vietnam. Trump says talking to Kim has moved them away from the brink of war. But has it moved Kim any closer to denuclearization?

USIP Convenes Inaugural Syria Study Group Meeting

Thursday, February 21, 2019

News Type: Press Release

The United States Institute of Peace (USIP) is pleased to announce it will convene the inaugural meeting of the Congressionally mandated bipartisan Syria Study Group (SSG) on February 28.

Why Trump is lowering expectations for next week's Kim Jong Un summit - Vox

Wednesday, February 20, 2019

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President Donald Trump is just one week away from one of the most important moments of his presidency — and he’s trying to lower expectations in advance.Trump plans to meet North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in Vietnam at the end of February for their second summit. Trump’s main goal, as it was when...

Pakistan Launches Diplomatic Push to Counter India After Attack - Voice of America

Tuesday, February 19, 2019

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Pakistan launched an intense diplomatic push to repel India’s efforts to isolate it after India blamed a Pakistan based group for an attack Friday in Kashmir killing more than 40 security personnel. At least 70 to 80 ambassadors in Islamabad were briefed since Friday by Pakistan’s foreign office, according to diplomatic and other...

Karzai worries Pakistan talks risk peace pact - AP

Saturday, February 16, 2019

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Former Afghan President Hamid Karzai said Saturday that previously unscheduled peace talks between the Taliban and the United States in Pakistan risk engulfing the country in regional rivalries. In an interview with The Associated Press in the capital Kabul, Karzai worried that the accelerated peace process was being hijacked by...

India Vows 'Befitting Reply' After Attack On Security Forces In Kashmir - NPR

Friday, February 15, 2019

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Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has promised a "befitting reply" for perpetrators and their supporters in the wake of a bombing in Kashmir described as the deadliest in three decades that killed at least 40 Indian police troops and wounded nearly 20 more. In the attack on Thursday...