While community-based approaches are often a gold-standard for post-conflict development in many parts of the world, they are inappropriate for many places in rural Afghanistan. Learn what makes this region unique in our latest Peaceworks report:
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Community-Based Development in Rural Afghanistan

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Join our panel discussion with the Center for Global Policy on new ways to respond to extremism in South Asia by watching our live webcast here and now:
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Extremism in South Asia: New Ways to Respond?

From the Taliban in Afghanistan to Buddhist extremists in Sri Lanka to ISIS throughout the region, South Asia faces one of the most diverse and dangerous lan...

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Last month, former President of South Africa Kgalema Motlanthe asked for his successor, President Jacob Zuma to resign. On May 9, former President Motlanthe will speak at USIP about his country's political upheaval. RSVP to attend:
Last month former President of South Africa Kgalema Motlanthe asked for his

South Africa's Crisis: What Does It Mean for Democracy?

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We're streaming a live webcast of our event on extremism in South Asia this afternoon. Panelists will discuss countering terrorism on the local, national, and transnational levels from Pakistan to Sri Lanka. Tune in at 1:30 pm ET to watch!
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Extremism in South Asia: New Ways to Respond?

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The "Mother of all Bombs" was a sign of relief for some Afghans who've spent years terrorized by ISIS. But there are additional solutions the U.S. can use to keep radicals at bay.
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In Afghanistan, Time for a Message More Powerful than a Bomb

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Earlier this week, Executive Vice President William B. Taylor appeared on BBC World News America to discuss ISIS in Afghanistan and the Trump Administration’s strategy. Taylor underscored that military options in Afghanistan and the Middle East need to be complemented by a corresponding political strategy.

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Virginia Bouvier of the U.S. Institute of Peace talks about how everything from elections to the weather is affecting Colombia’s landmark deal with the guerrillas.
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LatAm in Focus: What's Happening with Colombia's FARC Peace Process? | AS/COA

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On April 25, USIP and HALO Trust, one of the world’s largest demining organizations, will gather experts for a discussion on the implications and results of demining.
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Demining War Zones: Opening Space for Building Peace

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Secretary of Defense James Mattis touched down in Saudi Arabia today, where he will most likely be asked to expand America's role in Yemen. Here's what he will have to consider:
Secretary of Defense James Mattis touched down in Saudi Arabia today where

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War and terrorism have driven many Christians from the Middle East. USIP's Robin Wright looks at the exodus.
War and terrorism have driven many Christians from the Middle East USIPs

War, Terrorism, and the Christian Exodus from the Middle East

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The U.S. is moving ahead with plans to sell Nigeria a dozen small attack planes for its fight against Boko Haram, but they won't be the key to defeating the insurgency.
The US is moving ahead with plans to sell Nigeria a dozen

U.S. Plane Sale Misses Point in Nigeria’s Boko Haram Fight

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USIP's Robin Wright looks back at the long history between the United States and Syria's Assad family.
USIPs Robin Wright looks back at the long history between the United

The Assad Family: Nemesis of Nine U.S. Presidents

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From the Taliban in Afghanistan to Buddhist extremists in Sri Lanka to ISIS throughout the region, South Asia faces one of the most diverse and dangerous landscapes of extremist ideologies and groups. On April 24, the U.S. Institute of Peace and the Center for Global Policy will convene experts to discuss emerging trends in extremism across the region, how it impacts states internally and how...
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Last week's air strikes drove a bigger wedge between the American and Chinese positions on Syria.
Last weeks air strikes drove a bigger wedge between the American and

As U.S. Steps Up Syria Action, Where is China?

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Family, friends, students and colleagues gathered at the United States Institute of Peace on April 3, 2017, to remember Dr. Richard Harvey Solomon and honor his legacy. Please learn more about Dr. Solomon's many contributions to USIP and the field of peacebuilding at [ Bit.ly Link ].
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Our webcast of today's conference proceedings, "Can China and the U.S. Find Common Ground with Africa?" is now live. Watch throughout the day, from 9 am - 3:30 pm ET.
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Can China and the U.S. Find Common Ground With Africa?

Leaders from Beijing, Washington and African nations have worked together on major initiatives—combating Ebola and supporting peace negotiations in South Sud...

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Watch our live webcast of the #AfricaChinaUS conference co-hosted by The Carter Center, starting at 9 am ET this morning! Tune in throughout the day to hear panels of experts discuss how the U.S. and China can collaborate on security and development across Africa. WATCH HERE: [ Bit.ly Link ].
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By increasing the chance of confrontation with Russia, American strikes in Syria could complicate the fight against ISIS.
By increasing the chance of confrontation with Russia American strikes in Syria

How U.S. Strikes in Syria Could Complicate War on ISIS

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