Questions and Answers with Christine Wing and Fiona Simpson

Christine Wing and Fiona Simpson answer questions about their new book, Detect, Dismantle, and Disarm: IAEA Verification, 1992-2005. The authors cover the history of nuclear verification programs in Iraq, North Korea, South Africa, and Libya and make predictions for future missions in Iran and North Korea. Why is verification particularly important for nonproliferation and disarmament? Verification is the practice of determining that a state is in compliance with its treaties and other ...

Praise for "Peacebuilding in Community Colleges"

“While many in the world of U.S. community colleges innovate, few have led in international innovation, and fewer still in international innovations that directly contribute to peace. David Smith has been a leader in this arena, recognizing the realities as well as the potential of community colleges and their programmatic adaptability for this critical application. Peacebuilding in Community Colleges is at once practical and visionary, urging the community college beyond its local mission to...

Praise for "Voting in Fear"

“In developing the volume of essays for ‘Voting in Fear,’ the United States Institute of Peace has assembled a comprehensive set of insights into the political, security, social, and economic factors which create vulnerabilities for electoral violence in Sub-Sahara Africa. As a result, this book represents an important contribution to understanding the conflict dynamics of such violence so that policymakers and practitioners can develop effective response measures to prevent, manage, and medi...

Questions and Answers with the Editor

How does this volume contribute to our understanding of electoral violence and democratization in Africa? This book is a first attempt to document the scope, quality, and circumstances of electoral violence in Africa using both quantitative methods and case studies.  The dataset and the case studies suggest that electoral violence is not necessarily inevitable, may be prevented, and should be understood within its location-specific political context. Collectively, they suggest that a co...

Type: Analysis and Commentary

Peace Economics: Questions and Answers

"Peace Economics" authors Jurgen Brauer and J. Paul Dunne discuss their recent book on economic principles in violence-afflicted states.   1. What is peace economics? Peace economics is the branch of economics that studies the design of societies’ political, economic, and cultural institutions and their interacting policies and actions to prevent, mitigate, or resolve any type of latent or actual violent conflict within and between societies. 2. What topics are covered in the volu...

Type: Analysis and Commentary

Praise for "Peace Economics"

Praise for Peace Economics   “The effect of violence on economic progress is very strong, yet it has not received appropriate attention. Jurgen Brauer and J. Paul Dunne have performed a great service by combining general economic perspectives with case studies to survey economic growth in its broadest aspects, in particular stressing the role of internal and external conflict.” —Kenneth J. Arrow, Nobel Laureate and Joan Kenney Professor of Economics and professor of operations research, St...

The Day After Project

The Day After Project

The Day After project brought together a group of Syrians representing a large spectrum of the Syrian opposition—including senior representatives of the Syrian National Council (SNC), members of the Local Coordination Committees in Syria (LCC), and unaffiliated opposition figures from inside Syria and the Diaspora representing all major political trends and components of Syrian society—to participate in an independent transition planning process.

Roundtable on Technology, Science, and Peacebuilding

Roundtable on Technology, Science, and Peacebuilding

The National Academy of Engineering and the U.S. Institute of Peace have established a Roundtable on Technology, Science and Peacebuilding to use science and technology to make a measurable and positive impact on conflict management, peacebuilding, and security capabilities. 

USIP at Home

USIP at Home

The United States Institute of Peace is actively educating and training students, teachers, U.S. military personnel and seasoned practitioners at home about preventing and managing conflict. USIP experts travel throughout the nation to share and discuss strategies related to peacebuilding. USIP partners with domestic institutions to build America’s capacity for conflict management.

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