Zimbabwe Crisis: USIP Experts on What You Need to Know

Zimbabwe Crisis: USIP Experts on What You Need to Know

Thursday, November 16, 2017

By: USIP Staff

In Zimbabwe, the military has taken control and detained its longtime leader, President Robert Mugabe. Despite what appears to be a coup, shops and banks remain open and there has been no violence or resistance. The world is keeping a careful eye on Zimbabwe as Mr. Mugabe’s four decades of ironclad rule are seemingly coming to an end and the immediate future of the country is perilous and uncertain.

Democracy & Governance

Q&A: Sudan, South Sudan Wars--Special Envoy Needed?

Q&A: Sudan, South Sudan Wars--Special Envoy Needed?

Thursday, September 14, 2017

As the war in South Sudan rages on, its dynamics are influenced by events across the border in Sudan and by the policies of neighboring countries, regional groups and the broader international community, notably the U.S. It’s just the kind of situation that cries out for an American diplomat with the stature and the ability to work across borders to help resolve the myriad conflicts underlying the fighting, according to former Special Envoy to Sudan and South Sudan Princeton Lyman and two other former diplomats.

Global Policy; Mediation, Negotiation & Dialogue

To Save South Sudan, Put it on Life Support

To Save South Sudan, Put it on Life Support

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

By: Kate Almquist Knopf; Princeton N. Lyman

South Sudan marked its fifth anniversary as a state this month not with celebrations but with rival armed factions shooting at each other in the streets of the capital. Several hundred people were killed in less than a week, tens of thousands displaced, and even sacrosanct U.N. camps protecting civilians were attacked. South Sudan ceased to perform even the minimal functions and responsibilities of a sovereign state long ago, and today the likelihood of a larger pogrom and escalating civil war is high.

Mediation, Negotiation & Dialogue; Human Rights; Global Policy

The Growing Crisis in South Sudan

The Growing Crisis in South Sudan

Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Princeton N. Lyman, senior advisor to the president at USIP, testifies before the House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health, Global Human Rights and International Organization.

Human Rights

Crucial U.N. Peacekeeping Is Stretched to 'Absolute Limits'

Crucial U.N. Peacekeeping Is Stretched to 'Absolute Limits'

Thursday, June 11, 2015

By: George E. Moose

The alarming state of the overtaxed United Nations peacekeeping system endangers human rights, genocide prevention, development and the prospects for sustainable peace, USIP board Vice Chairman George Moose told an audience June 5 at the annual membership meeting of the United Nations Association of the National Capital Area.

Conflict Analysis & Prevention; Education & Training; Human Rights; Global Policy