As ISIS Fighters Return Home, Mobilizing Communities

As ISIS Fighters Return Home, Mobilizing Communities

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

The dozen senior officials seated around the room were veterans of high-level strategy and planning. They work in ministries. They serve as analysts and advisors on security, counterterrorism, human rights. They had helped craft their national policy to prevent violent extremism. Now they were embarking on a specific plan for handling the next stage of the problem.

Type: In the Field

Violent Extremism

Dynamics of Radicalization and Violent Extremism in Kosovo

Dynamics of Radicalization and Violent Extremism in Kosovo

Monday, December 19, 2016

By: Adrian Shtuni

Relying in large part on primary empirical evidence, this report explores the dynamics of violent extremism in Kosovo and the disproportionately high number of radicalized fighters from the region in Syria and Iraq. Examining the historic, cultural, geopolitical, and socioeconomic factors behind the phenomenon, it focuses on the flow as a symptom of a larger religious militancy problem within the country and offers recommendations on countering that challenge.  

Type: Special Report

Violent Extremism; Fragility & Resilience; Religion

NATO’s Balancing Act

NATO’s Balancing Act

Friday, January 17, 2014

NATO's Balancing Act evaluates the alliance’s performance of its three core tasks—collective defense, crisis management, and cooperative security—and reviews its members’ efforts to achieve the right balance among them. Yost considers NATO's role in the evolving global security environment and its implications for collective defense and crisis management in the Balkans, Afghanistan, Africa, Libya, and elsewhere.

Type: Book

USIP, Partners Release Report on Realizing ‘Responsibility to Protect’

USIP, Partners Release Report on Realizing ‘Responsibility to Protect’

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

By: Thomas Omestad

Despite the war-weariness of Americans and political and institutional obstacles, the United States should take the global lead in fulfilling the "Responsibility to Protect," an international norm aimed at protecting civilians from genocide and mass atrocities, two senior U.S. foreign policy figures said July 23 at the release of a report issued by the U.S. Institute of Peace (USIP), the U.S. Holocaust Museum and the Brookings Institution. The Responsibility to Protect principle is generally ...

Type: Analysis and Commentary

Conflict Analysis & Prevention

Kosovar Albanian Women Want to See an End to the Divide in Their Communities

Kosovar Albanian Women Want to See an End to the Divide in Their Communities

Friday, July 12, 2013

By: Asia Frotan

A group of eight Kosovar Albanian women visiting the U.S. for six weeks said reconciliation is progressing in parts of Kosovo, and they expressed hope that a historic agreement this year to normalize relations with neighboring Serbia might ease tensions in majority Serb North Kosovska Mitrovica, Leposavić, Zvečan and Zubin Potok.

Type: Analysis and Commentary

Mediation, Negotiation & Dialogue

Where Is the Lone Ranger? Second Edition

Where Is the Lone Ranger? Second Edition

Monday, July 1, 2013

By: Robert Perito

Where Is the Lone Ranger? Second Edition examines the evolution of U.S. policy toward peace and stability operations through the prism of U.S. experiences with police and constabulary forces in Bosnia, Kosovo, Iraq, and Afghanistan.

Type: Book

Facilitating Dialogue

Facilitating Dialogue

Monday, October 1, 2012

By: David R. Smock; Daniel Serwer; editors

Facilitating Dialogue presents seven case studies of the United States Institute of Peace’s facilitated dialogue efforts in Iraq, Kosovo, Israel/Palestine, Colombia, Nigeria, and Nepal. Covering a variety of conflict situations and peacemaking efforts—from the tribal reconciliation in Mahmoudiya, Iraq, to a justice and security dialogue in Nepal—the cases tell stories of peacebuilding successes, efforts in progress, limitations on what can be achieved, and lessons learned.

Type: Book

Mediation, Negotiation & Dialogue

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.

Type: Analysis and Commentary

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

From Nigeria to Iraq: USIP Mediation in Conflicts

From Nigeria to Iraq: USIP Mediation in Conflicts

Friday, January 6, 2012

In a period of tremendous change in parts of the world, we are asking USIP leaders, from board members to senior staff and experts, to explain the effects that events abroad and here at home will have on the United States, and the contributions the Institute can and does make. David Smock is currently the senior vice president for USIP’s Centers of Innovation.

Type: Analysis and Commentary

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