NPR's History Podcast 'Throughline' Examines The Rise Of The Taliban - NPR

Thursday, September 23, 2021

News Type: USIP in the News

The Taliban took control of Afghanistan over a month ago. The last time they rose to power was in 1996, promising order through a strict interpretation of Sharia law. But how did they become the dominant force in Afghanistan? Rund Abdelfatah and Ramtin Arablouei, hosts of NPR's History podcast Throughline, look at the origins of the Taliban, starting with the Soviet invasion in Afghanistan more than 40 years ago...

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Bangladesh’s Chakma queen among finalists for Women Building Peace Award - New Age Bangladesh

Tuesday, September 21, 2021

News Type: USIP in the News

Chakma queen Yan Yan of Bangladesh was announced by the United States Institute of Peace (USIP) as one of the finalists for the 2021 Women Building Peace Award on the International Day of Peace. The Washington-based USIP confers the prestigious global award each year to a woman peacebuilder who has made a major contribution to peace in her country...


USIP Announces 2021-2022 Peace Scholar Dissertation Fellows

Thursday, September 16, 2021

News Type: Announcement

The U.S. Institute of Peace is pleased to announce the 2021-22 cohort of Peace Scholar Fellows. This year 115 applicants from 88 U.S. universities applied for this prestigious award. The 18 award recipients demonstrated the greatest potential to advance the peacebuilding field and the strongest likelihood to inform policy and practice.