Constitution Making, Peacebuilding, and National Reconciliation

USIP's advisory work on constitution making is focused on providing options to design and conduct participatory, inclusive, transparent, and nationally owned constitution making processes that enjoy legitimacy and promote national dialogue, reconciliation, and a consensual political community. 

Praise for American Negotiating Behavior

 “American Negotiating Behavior is a truly unique study of the American negotiator because it explores the foreign perception of American negotiators.” —Zbigniew Brzezinski, Counselor and Trustee, Center for Strategic and International Studies     “Diplomacy has never been more vital for Americans than in our increasingly globalized twenty- first century. Richard Solomon and Nigel Quinney have written a fascinating and perceptive book on how American diplomats have succeeded, and sometime...

American Negotiating Behavior: Questions and Answers

Contact: Meaghan Pierannunzi, USIP Press 202-429-4736; mpierannunzi@usip.org 1. What is the Cross-Cultural Negotiation project and series? In the early 1990s, the United States Institute of Peace initiated a series of conceptual and country-specific assessments on the theme of cross-cultural negotiating (CCN) behavior. In addition to the present volume, twelve book-length studies have since been published. Three of these are conceptual studies (Negotiating across Cultures; Culture and ...

Guiding Principles for Stabilization and Reconstruction (The Web Version)

The web version of the Guiding Principles for Stabilization and Reconstruction (S&R) allows readers to experience the fully interconnected nature of S&R missions. Readers can search the text of the manual while also linking quickly from one section to another to access Linkages, Trade-offs, Gaps, Challenges, Resources and other points of connection. The manual presents the first strategic “doctrine” ever produced for civilians engaged in peacebuilding missions. It is a practical ro...

Balkans Initiative

Balkans Initiative

USIP has been engaged in the Balkans since 1996, starting in Bosnia immediately after the signing of the Dayton Accords, and later expanding its activities to Kosovo, Serbia, Montenegro, and Macedonia.

Strengthening the Rule of Law in Iraq

The Rule of Law Center works closely with Iraqi judges, parliamentarians, government officials and civil society to strengthen the rule of law in Iraq by addressing the property rights of IDPs, strengthening the Iraqi judiciary, clarifying the relationship between the central and provincial governments, and protecting minority rights.

Negotiating with Iran: Questions and Answers

Contact: Meaghan Pierannunzi, USIP Press 202-429-4736; mpierannunzi@usip.org 1. Why should the United States bother thinking about Iranian-American negotiations, when, for the last three decades, the two countries’ dealings, whether open or secret, direct or indirect, have been mired in futility? The United States and Iran should be talking because both sides will find significant common interests in so doing. Talking to Iran, hard and disagreeable as it might be, is likely to be more...

Praise for Negotiating with Iran

 “Negotiating with Iran should be read not just by foreign service officials but also by academics and general readers interested in U.S.-Iran relations.” —Ervand Abrahamian, Baruch College, CUNY “This is an excellent book and an important contribution to what is rapidly becoming the central issue in American foreign policy. Limbert draws on years of professional and personal experience to explore and explain the problematic nature of Iran-U.S. relations and to offer coherent and constructi...

Model Codes for Post-Conflict Justice

The Model Codes for Post-Conflict Justice is a criminal law reform tool tailored to the needs of countries emerging from conflict. The Model Codes can be purchased or downloaded.