The Iran Primer: Power, Politics, and U.S. Policy

Who are the authors? This is an unusual book—written by 50 seasoned experts on Iran as well as a handful of rising young talent. Although this volume has no political agenda and no single political perspective, the authors approach the subject of Iran with a wide range of views. The goal was to be inclusive of many think tanks and universities around the world. The book also features as many Iranian voices as Western authors to ensure the book is sensitive to both sides of the issues.  

Praise for Crescent and Dove

“Crescent and Dove brilliantly infuses sound social science with religious interpretations of Islamic sources. The fresh analyses and insights provided by Huda and these diverse contributors are concise and convincing, adding the cultural dimension needed to comprehend the contemporary Muslim world. The contributors demonstrate a skillful and contextual knowledge of Islamic sources and challenge several traditionally held viewpoints. This book is a must-read for strategists, professionals, ed...

Quadrennial Defense Review Independent Panel

The Quadrennial Defense Review Independent Panel is a bipartisan congressional panel charged with conducting an assessment of the assumptions, strategy, findings, and risks described in the Department of Defense’s Quadrennial Defense Review (QDR).

Smart Tools for Smart Power

The Center of Innovation for Science, Technology, and Peacebuilding's “Smart Tools for Smart Power” initiative brings together peacebuilding practitioners and technology innovators to identify high-impact opportunities for technology to bolster peacebuilding and stability operations.

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 ...

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.