Confronting Chaos in Sierra Leone

Monday, May 15, 2000

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Washington, DC -- With the release yesterday of just over a hundred UN peacekeepers, the fate of the UN effort to bring peace and stability to Sierra Leone remains tenuous at best. Can the UN mission in Sierra Leone be salvaged? How does instability in Sierra Leone and Central Africa affect U.S. national security? What role can and should the international community play in addressing ethnic conflicts and humanitarian crises throu...

Institute Sponsors Seminar on Human Security

Wednesday, May 3, 2000

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DENVER, CO -- What do American college students need to know to be properly equipped to face the uncertainties and regional instabilities of the post-Cold War World? Can future leaders learn to recognize the environmental as well as political warning signs of pending international humanitarian crises? To help Colorado college and university students, faculty, and staff examine these questions, the United States Institute of Peace ...

World Press Freedom Hero

Tuesday, April 25, 2000

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WASHINGTON -- On April 19, U.S. Institute of Peace Senior Fellow and managing editor of the Connection Newspapers Kemal Kurspahic was named as one of the International Press Institute's (IPI) 50 Press Freedom Heroes from the last 50 years. Chosen as part of IPI's 50th anniversary celebration, winners were selected from a long list of journalists who have made a significant contribution to the defense or promotion...

"Intervention in the Kosovo Crisis"

Tuesday, April 25, 2000

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WASHINGTON -- How can college students from across the nation work together with leading foreign policy makers and international experts to potentially avert a future crisis in Kosovo? On April 25th, students from over 35 colleges and universities around the U.S. -- in conjunction with universities in France, Greece, Italy, Russia, the Czech Republic, Finland, and Ukraine -- participated in a live interactive webcast as p...

Easing Tensions in South Asia

Friday, March 17, 2000

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According to a panel of experts at a recent Current Issues Briefing at the U.S. Institute of Peace, U.S. policymakers ignore growing tensions between India and Pakistan at their peril. Held in Washington at the Institute on March 9, 2000, the briefing convened a panel of leading experts to discuss and examine the prospects for regional peace and stability in light of President Clinton's scheduled upcoming trip to South Asia. Simu...

Rethinking Relations Across the Taiwan Strait

Wednesday, February 23, 2000

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WASHINGTON -- The United States Institute of Peace, recently participated in an informal dialogue among leading experts from Mainland China, Hong Kong, and Taiwan on the risks and opportunities surrounding cross-strait relations. Convened by the Council on Foreign Relations, the meeting was entitled, "Rethinking the Cross-Strait Relationship," and was held over the weekend of February 10. For more information regarding this ...

Examining the Human Rights Record in Indonesia

Wednesday, February 2, 2000

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Washington, DC -- In a report released by the UN on Monday, the International Commission of Inquiry on East Timor cited evidence of "serious violations" of human rights during the violence that followed East Timor's vote for independence last fall and recommended the establishment of a tribunal to try the offenders. However, will a tribunal consisting of UN appointed Indonesian judges have enough independence to examine recent hum...

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Discussing Transitional Justice

Friday, January 28, 2000

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WASHINGTON --On January 24, the United States Institute of Peace and U.S. Department of State joined to facilitate a multinational discussion of the role of justice and reconciliation in democratic transitions. The roundtable discussion, held in at as part of a small conference in Washington, assembled participants from six countries (Argentina, Chile, El Salvador, Indonesia, South Korea, and South Africa) along with several exper...

Senior Fellow Kemal Kurspahic Receives Virginia Press Association Award

Tuesday, January 11, 2000

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WASHINGTON -- At a special awards banquet on January 8, U.S. Institute of Peace Senior Fellow and managing editor of the Connection Newspapers Kemal Kurspahic was given the 1999 award for the best Editorial Page for a weekly news publication in the state of Virginia. Given annually by the Virginia Press Association (VPA) at its Winter meeting, the VPA's editorial page contest is one of the country's largest such ...

Prospects for Israeli-Syrian Peace

Wednesday, January 5, 2000

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Washington, DC -- Author Helena Cobban and Institute Middle East Expert Jon B. Alterman discuss the Prospects for Israeli-Syrian Peace on Voice of America. On December 15, 1999 Helena Cobban and Jon Alterman were interviewed on the Voice of America's live radio-TV-Internet talk show "TALK TO AMERICA," about the past, present and future state of Syrian-Israeli relations and the prospects for a lasting peace agreement. "T...