What Could Make Hong Kong Protests Work? - Bloomberg

Friday, August 16, 2019

News Type: USIP in the News

Hong Kong protests have become increasingly violent more than two months after they were sparked by a controversial extradition bill. Do clashes with the police have a strategic value to the protests? The science of civil resistance seems to suggest that the answer is no.

Violence in Afghanistan last year was worse than in Syria - The Economist

Friday, August 16, 2019

News Type: USIP in the News

On august 19th Afghans will take to the streets to mark 100 years of independence from Britain. They have more to protest about than to celebrate: their country has not known peace for 40 years. Afghanistan’s modern woes began in earnest in 1979, when the...

USIP’s Aly Verjee Awarded the 2019 Oslo Forum Peacewriter Prize

Thursday, August 8, 2019

News Type: Announcement

The U.S. Institute of Peace congratulates our Aly Verjee on being awarded the 2019 Oslo Forum Peacewriter Prize, which recognizes “bold and innovative responses to today’s peacemaking challenges,” for his essay on addressing the increasing challenges of cease-fire monitoring.

China’s Credibility Problem - Defense One

Tuesday, August 6, 2019

By: Jacob Stokes

News Type: USIP in the News

U.S.-China relations are in a state of freefall not seen since before President Nixon went to Beijing in 1972. To arrest the deterioration, the two sides will need to establish a new modus vivendi. One underappreciated stumbling block stands in the way, however: China has...

USIP Announces 2019-2020 Peace Scholar Dissertation Fellows

Tuesday, August 6, 2019

News Type: Announcement

The U.S. Institute of Peace is pleased to announce the 2019-2020 cohort for the Jennings Randolph Peace Scholar Dissertation Fellowship. This year, 20 Ph.D. candidates will receive this prestigious award, which is given to emerging scholars whose dissertations show the greatest potential to advance the peacebuilding field and the strongest likelihood to affect policy and practice.

Sudan faces an inflection point - and needs US leadership - The Hill

Tuesday, July 30, 2019

News Type: USIP in the News

When a military junta backed by Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates deposed Sudanese president Omar al Bashir in April, the United States was seemingly on the sidelines. In contrast to the preceding 20 years, during which the United States played...