Lieutenant Colonel John Nagl is literally the man who helped write the book, or more accurately, the Field Manual on Counterinsurgency. So in 2006, when he was called to train American soldiers as specialized transition teams embedded within Iraqi and Afghan military units, he knew the complexity of the task.

Previously, he commanded a tank battalion in Operation Iraqi Freedom. “When I was...
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Political turmoil, corruption, and extremist violence often originate in fragile states, those where government lacks either the capability or the legitimacy to provide for its people. Join the Conflict Resolution and Prevention Forum on June 6 at the U.S. Institute of Peace for a discussion of select factors that undermine the ability of countries to withstand shocks, and a review of case...
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Fragile States: From the Sahel to Lake Chad to Burma

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A serious and nuanced effort involving religious communities could open new opportunities in the Israeli-Palestinian peace process.
A serious and nuanced effort involving religious communities could open new opportunities

Trump Highlights Religion in Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

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The U.S. Institute of Peace is an independent national institute, founded by Congress and dedicated to the proposition that a world without violent conflict is possible, practical, and essential for U.S. and global security. USIP pursues this vision on the ground in conflict zones, working with local partners to prevent conflicts from turning to bloodshed and to end it when they do. The...
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Yesterday, President Trump completed his first visit to Saudi Arabia. Did talks during his visit help restore the nation’s role in the region?
Yesterday President Trump completed his first visit to Saudi Arabia Did talks

Can Trump Revive Saudi Peace and Anti-Terror Role?

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Rouhani clinched the vote last Friday. “But his platform of loosening political restrictions at home and greater engagement abroad will face challenges domestically and internationally.”
Rouhani clinched the vote last Friday But his platform of loosening political

Rouhani’s Win in Iran May Not Ease Path on Promises

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President Trump leaves Saudi Arabia to travel to Tel Aviv today. Read up on “How to Bring the Arab World Back into an Israeli-Palestinian Peace Process.”
President Trump leaves Saudi Arabia to travel to Tel Aviv today Read

Trump Trip: Time to Dust off the Arab Peace Initiative?

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Next Thursday, join us for the launch of a new online course on media, the arts, and peace, developed with Geneva Centre for Security Policy. #MediaArtsPeace
Next Thursday join us for the launch of a new online course

Media and Arts for Peace Launch Event

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Iranians will vote tomorrow in an election with big ramifications for the country's relationship with the United States. Will incumbent Rouhani prevail, or will voters go for a more conservative candidate?
Iranians will vote tomorrow in an election with big ramifications for the

Q&A: Rouhani Faces Serious Test in Iran Election

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“There are many other conflicts on the world stage right now. But South Sudan deserves our attention.” – Senator Chris Coons
There are many other conflicts on the world stage right now But

South Sudan Disaster Demands U.S. Attention, Coons Says

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In 2015 and 2016, the world turned its attention to the Central African Republic’s elections to end years of violence. After the elections, the attention went away and the violence returned. [ Bit.ly Link ]
In 2015 and 2016 the world turned its attention to the Central
Members of Burmese civil society have created their own peacebuilding efforts in response to reports from women and youth that the government shut them out of the nation's formal peacebuilding process.
Members of Burmese civil society have created their own peacebuilding efforts in

Creating an Inclusive Burmese Peace Process

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Have you seen Nancy Lindborg in Washington Life Magazine? She talks about USIP's work and shares some of her favorite things about living in DC.
Have you seen Nancy Lindborg in Washington Life Magazine She talks about

My Washington: Nancy Lindborg

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U.S. Senator Chris Coons recently visited South Sudan and talked about his trip at USIP. NPR reports on his meeting with President Salva Kiir and more:
US Senator Chris Coons recently visited South Sudan and talked about his

Crisis In South Sudan Merits A High-Level U.S. Envoy, Proponents Say

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Moeed Yusuf, VP of USIP's Asia Center, is sitting down with experts on India and Pakistan to discuss South Asia's core conflict. Tune in to watch the live webcast in 15 minutes (1:30pm ET):
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India, Pakistan and South Asia’s New Geopolitics

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Taliban forces have advanced on Kunduz, Afghanistan. They oppose any public role for women in society and target women’s organizations. But Sediqa Sherzai defiantly runs Radio Roshani, a station that broadcasts programs on women’s rights and democracy. Read more: [ Bit.ly Link ]
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Burma has its most democratic government in living memory, but many important groups -- women, youth, and civil society -- are largely excluded from its formal peace process: [ Bit.ly Link ]
Burma has its most democratic government in living memory but many important
A recent tragedy in Pakistan highlighted the country's deep intolerance for diversity, but also showed that it might be changing.
A recent tragedy in Pakistan highlighted the countrys deep intolerance for diversity

Shock at Pakistan Lynching Opens Way to Curb Extremism

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U.S. Senator Chris Coons joined us this morning to talk about the violent conflict and resulting famine that is devastating South Sudan. He and Senator Bob Corker have written an act to revise U.S. assistance to the country. You can read about it in The New York Times. Watch this morning's talk at [ Youtu.be Link ].
US Senator Chris Coons joined us this morning to talk about the

Opinion | A Better Way to Help the World

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