As the presidential transition comes to a close, look back on the example of cooperation demonstrated by Amb. Rice and Lt. Gen. Flynn at Passing the Baton 2017.

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The retiring U.S. Special Envoy for Sudan and South Sudan gave his final public speech in that post at USIP yesterday. Read it here:
Lieutenant General Michael Flynn will be President-elect Trump's National Security Advisor. He outlined his views on America's role in the world at our #PassingTheBaton transition conference last week.
Live now: USIP's Carla Koppell joins Amb. Deborah Birx, the U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator, and CARE CEO Michelle Nunn to discuss the gains made by women and girls over the last few years.
Our event with Ambassador Booth, outgoing U.S. Special Envoy to Sudan and South Sudan, will begin in five minutes. Have questions? Share them in the comments here and we will pass them on to Amb. Booth!

U.S. Special Envoy Speaks on Sudan and South Sudan

Ambassador Donald Booth is completing almost two and half years as the U.S. special envoy for Sudan and South Sudan. He will discuss the lessons learned from...

How will President Trump's national security team approach the world? His National Security Advisor Designate Michael Flynn says the U.S. will "lead" and "engage." Watch:

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As we approach Inauguration Day this Friday, our experts and partners have advice for President-Elect Trump on the greatest national security challenges that our country is facing. Our media partner POLITICO compiled some of their best recommendations during #PassingTheBaton for our consideration.

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Ambassador Donald Booth is completing almost two and half years as the U.S. special envoy for Sudan and South Sudan. He will discuss the lessons learned from recent international initiatives to end violent conflict in both countries, and the road ahead for that effort and for the U.S. role.

U.S. Special Envoy Speaks on Sudan and South Sudan

Is the world "a mess" or ripe with opportunity? Both? Neither? The Economist looks at the various perspectives at this week's Passing The Baton conference:

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As the United States prepares to inaugurate its 45th president, the U.S. Institute of Peace again held its Passing the Baton conference—a review, during the transition between administrations, of global challenges confronting our nation. USIP convened Cabinet-level and other senior foreign policy and national security figures from the outgoing and incoming administrations as part of two days...
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National Security Advisor Susan Rice symbolically "passed the baton" to her successor, Lt. General Michael Flynn, at USIP yesterday. Secretary of State John Kerry, Senator Lindsey Graham, and other officials and experts also participated. Our story:

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Yesterday, at Passing the Baton 2017, Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC) sat down with U.S. Institute of Peace President Nancy Lindborg to have a conversation on the current and future state of U.S. national security and foreign policy. Senator Graham reiterated the importance of countering violent extremism both at home and abroad. "The biggest antidote to terrorists is to educate a young girl,"...
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Secretary Kerry greets Former Secretary Madeleine Albright as he leaves the stage after speaking at #PassingTheBaton this morning. Secretary Albright participated in a panel discussion on the top three national security priorities in America's future. She reinforced the importance of the U.S. diplomatic corps to our national security and encouraged the next administration to recognize them for...
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Our final #PassingTheBaton panel: Michèle Flournoy, Stephen J. Hadley, KT McFarland, Jacob Sullivan, and Susan Glasser.
If you missed Secretary of State John Kerry, National Security Adviser Susan Rice, or her successor Michael Flynn at #PassingTheBaton this morning, read our updates here.

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The State Department chief noted the “long, well-defined history of what happens when you have economic fear and pressure, and a level of exploitation of those fears, coupled with sectarian or ethnic exploitation and a kind of simplistic, sloganeering politics.”

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Kerry said the comparison from his transition into the State Department, which came after Hillary Clinton’s departure in 2013, to Tillerson’s is “like night and day.”

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