Peacebuilding is based on trial and error. Like many other organizations working in national security, USIP is taking a fresh look at current priorities and approaches to preventing, mitigating and resolving violent conflict abroad. Over the past year, the Institute has been tracking the enormous changes impacting global peace and security through research, discussions with people in the countries where the Institute works, and with experts.

These initiatives, and the lessons we are learning from them, are being used to shape America's approach to promoting international peace in the 21st century.