The U.S. Institute of Peace solemnly joins the nation in honoring those who have died in service to our country. Memorial Day is an important opportunity to recognize those who gave their lives so that we and others around the world may enjoy the fruits of freedom. 

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American service members, and other U.S. government personnel, deploy to some of the world’s most challenging conflict zones. We express deep appreciation for the work they do every day and particularly recognize those who have made the ultimate sacrifice.  Their service and commitment inspires us to redouble our efforts to prevent and mitigate violent conflict around the world.

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USIP Grant Strengthens Training Program for Humanitarian Aid Responders

USIP Grant Strengthens Training Program for Humanitarian Aid Responders

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

By: Horia M. Dijmarescu

When Indian River State College identified a lack of adequate training among humanitarian aid and peace operations practitioners, the United States Institute of Peace (USIP) offered grant funding to a project that develops sustainable simulation platforms to conduct peace and humanitarian operations training.  

Iran Agreement Sets Agenda for Talks Toward Larger Pact

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The agreement with Iran penned in Geneva is a significant step because it creates an agenda for cooperative and reciprocal action between Iran and its powerful foes that has not existed before. Without such a deal – even one as short-lived as this six-month framework – no larger agreement is really possible.

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Honoring Veterans by Working to Stop Conflicts

Honoring Veterans by Working to Stop Conflicts

Saturday, November 9, 2013

By: Jim Marshall

Every Veterans Day, our nation pays tribute to those who have defended America through military service. There is no better way of honoring this service than recommitting to preventing violent conflict where we can, reflecting the truism that the best battles are those never fought. That is the work of the United States Institute of Peace (USIP). Put simply, we stop fights. As a ground combat veteran of Vietnam who knows the terrifying and tragic reality of violent conflict, it is a special privilege for me to lead this organization.

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