Dialogue: Calming Hot Spots Calls for Structure and Skill

Dialogue: Calming Hot Spots Calls for Structure and Skill

Thursday, May 1, 2014

By: Maria Jessop; Alison Milofsky

Dialogue has been around as long as humans faced with a crisis have gathered in circles to talk. It is one of the oldest forms of conflict resolution and is still, when well-conceived and executed, one of the most effective. But the familiarity of dialogue can lead to oversimplification or to the perception that it is easier to do successfully than is actually the case.

Mediation, Negotiation & Dialogue; Education & Training

Haiti’s Election Conundrum: Fraught But Necessary?

Haiti’s Election Conundrum: Fraught But Necessary?

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

By: Viola Gienger

USIP panelists say that, while elections may need to be held, as in the case of long-delayed senate and local elections, more effective pressure and support should be exerted to produce lasting, legitimate results.  

Haiti: Turning the Page?

Haiti: Turning the Page?

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

By: Robert Maguire

Confirmation of a new prime minister by Haiti’s parliament provides an opportunity to rectify previous missteps and begin moving Haiti toward a peaceful and prosperous future.

Economics & Environment

State’s Shapiro, at USIP, Outlines U.S. Policy on Peacekeeping

State’s Shapiro, at USIP, Outlines U.S. Policy on Peacekeeping

Friday, March 2, 2012

Calling United Nations and regional peacekeeping a “strategic priority” and a cost-effective way of bolstering U.S. national security, Assistant Secretary of State for Political-Military Affairs Andrew Shapiro laid out U.S. policy for expanding the number and capabilities of peacekeepers deployed to conflict zones before an audience at the United States Institute of Peace (USIP) on February 27.

Conflict Analysis & Prevention; Gender; Mediation, Negotiation & Dialogue; Education & Training