Lebanon: Turning Protests Into Power - War on the Rocks

Wednesday, January 22, 2020

By: Osama Gharizi

News Type: USIP in the News

For nearly three months, massive protests have rocked Lebanon. Demonstrators have given voice to economic and political grievances, but this has not yet translated into structural or institutional change. The country, left without a government for three...

USIP President Nancy Lindborg to Step Down at End of Summer

Tuesday, January 21, 2020

News Type: Announcement

Nancy Lindborg, president and CEO of the U.S. Institute of Peace, announced today that she will be stepping down later this year. On September 1, she will assume the role of president and CEO of the David and Lucile Packard Foundation, located in the San Francisco Bay Area. Lindborg has served as president since February 2015 and will remain in her role through August 2020 to allow time for the Board to identify a successor and ensure a seamless transition.

Black China: Africa's First Superpower Is Coming Sooner Than You Think - Newsweek

Tuesday, January 14, 2020

News Type: USIP in the News

It's midnight in a medieval palace in the oldest city in West Africa: Kano, Nigeria. A thousand years ago, this was one of the richest cities in the world, the terminus of the cross-Saharan trade that brought salt to exchange for slaves, gold and ivory. The palace...

Pompeo dismisses Iraqi request to work on plan to withdraw US troops - CNN

Friday, January 10, 2020

News Type: USIP in the News

State Department officials on Friday made clear that the United States does not intend to withdraw troops from Iraq, despite requests from that country's leadership to establish a mechanism to do so. The statements are the latest in the back and forth between...