Truth Commission: Uganda 74

Sunday, June 30, 1974

Truth Commission: Commission of Inquiry into the Disappearances of People in Uganda since 25 January, 1971 Duration: 1974 Charter: Commission of Inquiry Act 1914 Commissioners: 4 Report: Not made public  

Task Force on the United Nations Reports

This first report by the Task Force calls for immediate action and attention for reforming the United Nations. This update tracks the progress of the Task Force and the ongoing issues that must be faced in reforming the United Nations.

Culture and Conflict Summit Resource Guide

Culture and Conflict Summit Resource Guide

This resource guide is a beginning of a comprehensive resource for educators and peacebuilders interested in using arts both inside and outside academia. It is meant to be a useful guide to those who are teaching about using arts in conflict scenarios for the purposes of peace, and those who will engage in it in practice.

Britain, China & The Wider West

Britain, China & The Wider West

Sir Peter Westmacott, British Ambassador to the United States, gave the keynote address at the April 25, 2014 daylong conference entitled, “China’s Roles in the World.” The conference was co-hosted by the U.S. Institute of Peace and the Georgetown University Center for Strategic Studies.

Conflict Analysis & Prevention

U.S.-China Cooperation in Peace and Security

U.S.-China Cooperation in Peace and Security

As an opening of the 6th U.S.-China Project on Crisis Avoidance and Cooperation, Ambassador Cui Tiankai of the People’s Republic of China to the United States, gave a speech on U.S.-China Cooperation in peace and security.

USIP & Afghanistan’s Political Transition

USIP & Afghanistan’s Political Transition

Since 2011, USIP has advocated that Afghanistan’s political transition, and the presidential election in particular, will be the most crucial factor in determining the country’s stability post-2014. USIP has conducted research, facilitated discussions, and raised awareness of this issue through publications, projects on the ground, events, and briefings for government officials on the importance of and need to support the political transition. Learn more on USIP’s Support for a Successful Afg...

Conflict Analysis & Prevention; Gender; Religion; Economics & Environment

Questions and Answers with Scott Smith, Moeed Yusuf, and Colin Cookman, editors

The editors answer questions about their new book, Getting It Right in Afghanistan. As the United States and NATO prepare to withdraw troops from Afghanistan, the editors and contributors to this volume consider the possibilities for peace between the Afghanistan government and the Taliban. The introduction stresses the importance of using existing knowledge to improve the prospects of the end game in Afghanistan. Despite the body of analysis that USIP and many others have produced, policy...

Questions and Answers with Andries Odendaal

Andries Odendaal answers questions about his new book A Crucial Link: Local Peace Committees and National Peacebuilding. Odendaal explains local peace committees and infrastructures for peace, the conditions under which they are successful, and how they can contribute to a reduction in violent conflict.

Praise for "A Crucial Link"

“Odendaal impressively distills a wide variety of experiences with local peace committees and explains the complex interplay between national and local, formal and informal actors in an environment where conflicting groups can work together to forestall violence and take the first steps in what will be a lengthy peacebuilding process. He rightly stresses the importance of ownership of peace processes at the local level as a key condition for success and provides ample evidence for how this lo...

Praise for "Where is the Lone Ranger?"

“A timely assessment of America’s ability to develop and field an essential component of stability operations—constabulary forces, also known internationally as ‘formed police units.’ Perito demonstrates their importance by drawing on American experience, particularly in Iraq and Afghanistan, and explains why America has been slow to arrive at this solution, as well as why its governmental system inhibits its implementation.” —David Bayley, distinguished professor emeritus and former dean, S...