In Memoriam: Richard Lugar

In Memoriam: Richard Lugar

Monday, April 29, 2019

News Type: Announcement

USIP mourns the passing of Senator Richard Lugar, a Navy veteran who represented Indiana in the U.S. Senate for over three decades. As a long-time member, and two-time chair, of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, Senator Lugar’s leadership on foreign policy issues—such as nuclear disarmament and sanctions on apartheid South Africa—made the world a safer, more peaceful place.

Golden hour in the Horn of Africa - Washington Examiner

Saturday, April 27, 2019

By: Payton Knopf

News Type: USIP in the News

Political changes of a magnitude not seen since the immediate post-Cold War period are underway in the Horn of Africa, a region at the strategic crossroads of the Middle East, North Africa, and the Sahel. Yet the risks and opportunities for the United States posed by these tectonic shifts have...

Power Problems: China Wants to Control the North Korea Conundrum - National Interest

Wednesday, April 24, 2019

News Type: USIP in the News

All parties to the negotiations with North Korea are trying to chart a path forward after the second Trump-Kim summit in Hanoi. Most of the post–summit analyses focus on denuclearization steps, corresponding sanctions relief, and potential symbolic moves toward peace. But the parties still have...

In northern Africa, can the people's discontent translate to democracy? - PBS NewsHour

Sunday, April 21, 2019

News Type: USIP in the News

The demonstrations that have swept through northern Africa and ousted long-time strongmen are not yet over. Protesters in Sudan, Algeria, Libya and Mali are continuing to call for democratic reforms. Amid this moment of regional volatility, international power struggles threaten to push national dynamics past...

Implications of Israeli Elections - Voice of America

Friday, April 19, 2019

News Type: USIP in the News

Despite facing indictment on corruption charges and a strong challenge from a center-left coalition, Benjamin Netanyahu is heading toward an unprecedented fifth term as Israeli prime minister. David Makovsky, Director of the Project on Arab-Israel Relations at the Washington Institute for Near East Policy, and Lucy Kurtzer-Ellenbogen...

War of the Worlds: Sunni-Shia Divide - NPR's Throughline

Thursday, April 18, 2019

News Type: USIP in the News

The Sunni-Shia divide is a conflict that most people have heard about - two sects with Sunni Islam being in the majority and Shia Islam the minority. Exactly how did this conflict originate and when? We go through 1400 years of history to find the moment this divide first turned deadly and how it has evolved since.

USIP Welcomes A. Wess Mitchell as Senior Advisor

USIP Welcomes A. Wess Mitchell as Senior Advisor

Thursday, April 18, 2019

News Type: Announcement

A. Wess Mitchell is joining the United States Institute of Peace as a senior advisor with a focus on Russia and conflict prevention and resolution. As assistant secretary, he developed and implemented U.S. policy toward Russia and the other 49 countries of Europe and Eurasia, as well as NATO, the EU and the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe. 

Conflict Analysis & Prevention

A Revolution in Sudan. What Comes Next? - UN Dispatch

Wednesday, April 17, 2019

News Type: USIP in the News

Protesters in Sudan have secured the ouster of longtime ruler Omar al Bashir. The protests began in earnest in December and steadily gained momentum and traction. Then, suddenly, after nearly thirty years in power Omar al Bashir was deposed in coup on April 11. Now, he is reportedly...