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www.usip.org What USIP Does:

- Serves as a nonpartisan government partner and trusted intermediary among foreign governments, civil society, and U.S. government officials.

- Works in conflict zones at the community level and with national and regional governments, with a focus on connecting top-down and bottom-up initiatives.

- Applies research through training, education, policy recommendation

www.usip.org What USIP Does:

- Serves as a nonpartisan government partner and trusted intermediary among foreign governments, civil society, and U.S. government officials.

- Works in conflict zones at the community level and with national and regional governments, with a focus on connecting top-down and bottom-up initiatives.

- Applies research through training, education, policy recommendation

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Gatwal Gatkuoth was around 11 years old when war in Sudan forced him to flee to Uganda as a refugee. Now, he works acros...
09/14/2021

Gatwal Gatkuoth was around 11 years old when war in Sudan forced him to flee to Uganda as a refugee. Now, he works across the African continent to empower refugee populations through better access to resources and vocational training.

In 2017, Gatwal was among 25 youth peacebuilders who joined USIP for a dialogue with His Holiness the Dalai Lama. In 2020, he spoke at a United Nations Security Council meeting on conditions for refugees amid COVID-19. Learn more about his work: https://www.usip.org/blog/2020/06/african-activist-builds-peace-youth-and-refugees

#PeaceDayChallenge #ProfilesinPeacebuilding

Gatwal Gatkuoth was around 11 years old when war in Sudan forced him to flee to Uganda as a refugee. Now, he works across the African continent to empower refugee populations through better access to resources and vocational training.

In 2017, Gatwal was among 25 youth peacebuilders who joined USIP for a dialogue with His Holiness the Dalai Lama. In 2020, he spoke at a United Nations Security Council meeting on conditions for refugees amid COVID-19. Learn more about his work: https://www.usip.org/blog/2020/06/african-activist-builds-peace-youth-and-refugees

#PeaceDayChallenge #ProfilesinPeacebuilding

To better protect civilians in the 21st century, the international community must embrace hard lessons learned in war zo...
09/14/2021
The Peril and Potential of War Zone Partnerships

To better protect civilians in the 21st century, the international community must embrace hard lessons learned in war zones and apply them to future security partnerships. This Thursday (9/16), join us and International Committee of the Red Cross for a discussion on security partnerships and the practical steps that U.S. and international policymakers should consider to better protect civilians in today’s increasingly complex crises. #alliespartnersproxies

Learn more and RSVP: https://www.usip.org/events/peril-and-potential-war-zone-partnerships

Join USIP and International Committee of the Red Cross for a dicussion on findings from the ICRC's seminal report, “Allies, Partners and Proxies: Managing Support Relationships in Armed Conflict to Reduce the Human Cost of War.”

The International Day of Peace is on September 21st! This year, we’ll be taking up the #PeaceDayChallenge by sharing ins...
09/13/2021
Peace Day Challenge

The International Day of Peace is on September 21st! This year, we’ll be taking up the #PeaceDayChallenge by sharing inspirational #ProfilesinPeacebuilding from around the world. Follow along and tell us: who motivates you to build peace? https://www.usip.org/programs/peace-day-challenge

The Peace Day Challenge exists to raise the profile of the International Day of Peace and to affirm peace as a real alternative to the violence we see every day in the news.

New survey findings indicate that for many Nigerians, "peace" means far more than just the absence of violence.
09/13/2021
Six Alternative Ways to Measure Peace in Nigeria

New survey findings indicate that for many Nigerians, "peace" means far more than just the absence of violence.

When measured by the death toll, Nigeria seems beset by violence. By some accounts, the COVID-19 pandemic has made experiences of violence even more common — notably, Nigeria recorded a 169% increase in abductions between 2019 and 2020. While quantifying violence is relatively straightforward, def...

In a new analysis, Don Pathan outlines the roots of the conflict in southern #Thailand, the government’s response to the...
09/12/2021
Thailand: Could One of Asia’s Deadliest Conflicts Be Coming to an End?

In a new analysis, Don Pathan outlines the roots of the conflict in southern #Thailand, the government’s response to the insurgency and prospects for peace in the region: https://www.usip.org/publications/2021/09/thailand-could-one-asias-deadliest-conflicts-be-coming-end

Thailand’s southernmost region is home to one of Asia’s longest-running armed conflicts. A separatist movement that emerged in the 1960s sought to carve out the Muslim-majority region as an independent state. Levels of violence have oscillated over the course of the conflict, with the most recen...

Andrew Watkins discusses who the key players are, what it signals about the Taliban’s commitment to inclusivity, the key...
09/12/2021
Five Questions on the Taliban’s Caretaker Government

Andrew Watkins discusses who the key players are, what it signals about the Taliban’s commitment to inclusivity, the key challenges the government will face and how the West and regional countries should engage.

As part of the Taliban’s bid to re-establish the “Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan,” the militant group announced the line up for its caretaker government on Tuesday. Despite several leading Taliban figures saying the movement would govern in a more moderate and inclusive fashion, the acting app...

09/11/2021
USIP Chair Stephen Hadley on Post-9/11 Afghanistan and Iraq

Reflecting on the post-9/11 conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan, our Board Chair Stephen J. Hadley said that the U.S. has "a lot to be proud of about the opportunity we gave to the people in Iraq and Afghanistan to try to build a more inclusive society that respects human rights, women’s rights, gives opportunities for their youths, and a lot of that, sadly, is now at risk in Afghanistan.” Watch the full discussion on peacebuilding after 9/11 here: https://www.usip.org/events/twenty-years-after-911-how-peacebuilding-has-changed

Already one of the poorest countries in the world, #Afghanistan and its economy will now have to deal with the fall-out ...
09/11/2021
After Taliban Takeover, Can Afghanistan’s Economy Survive?

Already one of the poorest countries in the world, #Afghanistan and its economy will now have to deal with the fall-out from the fall of Kabul. Our William Byrd analyzes some of the immediate challenges: https://www.usip.org/publications/2021/09/after-taliban-takeover-can-afghanistans-economy-survive

The Taliban’s unexpectedly rapid and complete victory over the now defunct Islamic Republic of Afghanistan brings with it yet another shock to the long-suffering Afghan people and the country’s very weak economy. Already plagued by insecurity, COVID, corruption, government over-centralization an...

If the U.S. aims to address the threats autocracies pose to democracies, supporting Ukraine should be a top priority, ou...
09/11/2021
The Biden Doctrine Should Start with Ukraine

If the U.S. aims to address the threats autocracies pose to democracies, supporting Ukraine should be a top priority, our Ambassador William B. Taylor writes.

Following the U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan, some see an emerging Biden doctrine, which aims to avoid the aggressive use of U.S. military force and nation-building and instead focus on building and strengthening alliances and confronting authoritarianism. No country offers a better opportunity to...

09/10/2021
Twenty Years After 9/11: How Peacebuilding Has Changed

As we approach the 20th anniversary of 9/11, many are asking what has changed. On September 10, 2021, USIP will reflect on how the tragic events of 9/11 have shaped the field of peacebuilding. Join USIP Board Chair and former National Security Advisor Stephen J. Hadley, USIP Vice Chair Ambassador George Moose and USIP President and CEO Lise Grande as they discuss how the field of peacebuilding has changed in the last 20 years — and how it should evolve to meet the challenges that will define the next two decades.

For more information about this event, please visit: https://www.usip.org/events/twenty-years-after-911-how-peacebuilding-has-changed

Join us tomorrow at 12:30pm EST as we reflect on how the tragic events of 9/11 have shaped the field of peacebuilding. h...
09/09/2021
Twenty Years After 9/11: How Peacebuilding Has Changed

Join us tomorrow at 12:30pm EST as we reflect on how the tragic events of 9/11 have shaped the field of peacebuilding. https://www.usip.org/events/twenty-years-after-911-how-peacebuilding-has-changed

#EvolvingPeacebuilding

Join USIP Board Chair and former National Security Advisor Stephen J. Hadley, USIP Vice Chair George Moose and USIP President and CEO Lise Grande as they discuss how the field of peacebuilding has changed in the last 20 years — and how it should evolve to meet the challenges that will define the n...

Despite decades of protracted armed conflict in southern #Thailand, there is recent cause for optimism, Don Pathan write...
09/09/2021
Thailand: Could One of Asia’s Deadliest Conflicts Be Coming to an End?

Despite decades of protracted armed conflict in southern #Thailand, there is recent cause for optimism, Don Pathan writes. Here’s how one of Asia’s longest-running armed conflicts might be coming to an end: https://www.usip.org/publications/2021/09/thailand-could-one-asias-deadliest-conflicts-be-coming-end

Thailand’s southernmost region is home to one of Asia’s longest-running armed conflicts. A separatist movement that emerged in the 1960s sought to carve out the Muslim-majority region as an independent state. Levels of violence have oscillated over the course of the conflict, with the most recen...

09/09/2021
Religion, Identity and Conflict in Northern Nigeria

Join USIP and Mercy Corps for a discussion of new research and evidence that examines the complex linkages between the political, economic and identity-based conflicts that are driving broader conflict in northern Nigeria — as well as the implications for policy and programmatic interventions. The conversation will pay particular attention to the multiple overlapping cleavages related to identity (including ethnicity and religion) and livelihood activities (such as farming and pastoralism) that continue to animate violence in the region.

For more information about this event and to join the Live Q&A, please visit: https://www.usip.org/events/religion-identity-and-conflict-northern-nigeria #NorthernNigeriaConflict

Already plagued by insecurity, #COVID-19, corruption, government over-centralization and mismanagement, declining revenu...
09/08/2021
After Taliban Takeover, Can Afghanistan’s Economy Survive?

Already plagued by insecurity, #COVID-19, corruption, government over-centralization and mismanagement, declining revenues and drought, the Afghan economy will now face a host of challenges in the aftermath of the Taliban’s takeover. Read the latest from our William Byrd: https://www.usip.org/publications/2021/09/after-taliban-takeover-can-afghanistans-economy-survive

The Taliban’s unexpectedly rapid and complete victory over the now defunct Islamic Republic of Afghanistan brings with it yet another shock to the long-suffering Afghan people and the country’s very weak economy. Already plagued by insecurity, COVID, corruption, government over-centralization an...

Violent conflict disrupts social structures, especially men’s and women’s roles and the relationships between them. Our ...
09/02/2021
Gender Inclusive Framework and Theory

Violent conflict disrupts social structures, especially men’s and women’s roles and the relationships between them. Our Gender Inclusive Framework and Theory (GIFT) guide illuminates the gender dynamics in a given environment to better shape peacebuilding projects. You can now download the GIFT guide in eight languages:

The Gender Inclusive Framework and Theory (GIFT) guide is an approachable and thorough tool that facilitates the integration of gender analysis into project design. Because peacebuilding work is context dependent, the GIFT puts forth three approaches to gender analysis – the Women, Peace and Secur...

Here’s how the military junta in #Myanmar uses a corrupt militia on #China’s border for access to transnational crime an...
09/01/2021
Myanmar Regional Crime Webs Enjoy Post-Coup Resurgence: The Kokang Story

Here’s how the military junta in #Myanmar uses a corrupt militia on #China’s border for access to transnational crime and for troops to help fight insurgents: https://www.usip.org/publications/2021/08/myanmar-regional-crime-webs-enjoy-post-coup-resurgence-kokang-story

Following the coup by the Myanmar army on February 1, 2021, fighting exploded immediately in the China-Myanmar border area along a strategic trade route between the two countries. But the outbreak wasn’t about the coup — instead it was a battle between two Chinese-speaking militias over control ...

Our Gender Inclusive Framework and Theory (GIFT) Guide is now available in eight languages! Download the GIFT Guide in A...
08/30/2021
Gender Inclusive Framework and Theory

Our Gender Inclusive Framework and Theory (GIFT) Guide is now available in eight languages! Download the GIFT Guide in Arabic, Burmese, Dari, Hausa, English, French, Spanish or Swahili here: https://www.usip.org/publications/2018/08/gender-inclusive-framework-and-theory

The Gender Inclusive Framework and Theory (GIFT) guide is an approachable and thorough tool that facilitates the integration of gender analysis into project design. Because peacebuilding work is context dependent, the GIFT puts forth three approaches to gender analysis – the Women, Peace and Secur...

Since 2010, Chinese judges have heard more than 1,300 cases involving cross-border crimes emanating from the Kokang Self...
08/28/2021
Myanmar Regional Crime Webs Enjoy Post-Coup Resurgence: The Kokang Story

Since 2010, Chinese judges have heard more than 1,300 cases involving cross-border crimes emanating from the Kokang Self-Administered Zone. Our Jason Tower and Priscilla A. Clapp analyze the rise of regional criminal networks in #Myanmar: https://www.usip.org/publications/2021/08/myanmar-regional-crime-webs-enjoy-post-coup-resurgence-kokang-story

Following the coup by the Myanmar army on February 1, 2021, fighting exploded immediately in the China-Myanmar border area along a strategic trade route between the two countries. But the outbreak wasn’t about the coup — instead it was a battle between two Chinese-speaking militias over control ...

Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett met with President Biden today. It's a chance for a "relational reset," our Lucy ...
08/27/2021
Lucy Kurtzer-Ellenbogen on a U.S.-Israel Relationship Reset

Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett met with President Biden today. It's a chance for a "relational reset," our Lucy Kurtzer-Ellenbogen says.

Iran and the Israeli-Palestinian conflict will likely top the agenda during Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett’s meeting with President Biden. But USIP’s Lucy Kurtzer-Ellenbogen says the talks will also serve as a “relational reset … this will really be about setting a tone between these...

L’action non violente a une influence positive sur la paix, mais différentes tactiques ont un impact différent sur les p...
08/26/2021
Comment—et quand—le pouvoir populaire peut faire avancer la paix dans un contexte de guerre civile

L’action non violente a une influence positive sur la paix, mais différentes tactiques ont un impact différent sur les processus de paix.

Malgré une brève accalmie due aux restrictions liées à la COVID-19, ces dernières années ont été témoins de l'une des plus grandes vagues de résistance non-violente mondiale de l'histoire récente, 2019 étant largement surnommée “l'année de la protestation.” Ces mouvements – du My...

When President Biden meets with new Israeli Prime Minister Bennett tomorrow, Iran, covid, and China are likely to be at ...
08/26/2021
Afghanistan dominates DC's attention, but MidEast eyes are on Bennett

When President Biden meets with new Israeli Prime Minister Bennett tomorrow, Iran, covid, and China are likely to be at the top of their agenda, our Lucy Kurtzer-Ellenbogen tells the The Jerusalem Post / JPost.com.

Between a twice-daily Pentagon press briefing, the State Department's daily briefing, and the White House one, the visit of the Israeli prime minister is not dominating the news cycle.

Our Donald Jensen joined SiriusXM this week to discuss Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky’s upcoming visit to Washin...
08/26/2021
Donald Jensen on Ukrainian President Zelensky’s Visit to the U.S.

Our Donald Jensen joined SiriusXM this week to discuss Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky’s upcoming visit to Washington. Tune in to the latest episode of #OnPeace here:

Ahead of Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky’s long-awaited visit to Washington, USIP’s Donald Jensen says many in D.C. “see the [Ukrainian] fight against corruption as a key benchmark” in determining the future of U.S. assistance, including for Ukraine’s ongoing conflict with Russia.

We are pleased to partner with U.S. Dept of State - Bureau of Conflict & Stabilization Operations - CSO on programs in S...
08/26/2021

We are pleased to partner with U.S. Dept of State - Bureau of Conflict & Stabilization Operations - CSO on programs in Sudan that support inclusive, citizen-driven peace and governance during the transition.

U.S. Embassy Khartoum

From August 12-15, personnel from the embassy, the U.S. Dept of State - Bureau of Conflict & Stabilization Operations - CSO, and United States Institute of Peace went to West and Central Darfur to discuss security and land reform to support #Sudan’s stability and Juba Peace Agreement implementation.

On September 9, join us and Mercy Corps as we examine the complex linkages between the political, economic and identity-...
08/25/2021
Religion, Identity and Conflict in Northern Nigeria

On September 9, join us and Mercy Corps as we examine the complex linkages between the political, economic and identity-based conflicts that are driving broader violence in northern #Nigeria. Register to attend here:

#NorthernNigeriaConflict

Join USIP and Mercy Corps for a discussion of new research and evidence that examines the complex linkages between the political, economic and identity-based conflicts that are driving broader conflict in northern Nigeria — as well as the implications for policy and programmatic interventions. The...

Amid the atrocities and chaos that followed the military coup in #Myanmar, there is a new opportunity for national recon...
08/24/2021
How Myanmar’s Coup Opens Opportunity for National Reconciliation

Amid the atrocities and chaos that followed the military coup in #Myanmar, there is a new opportunity for national reconciliation, our experts write.

Since Myanmar’s military illegally deposed the country’s elected government on February 1, it has killed more than 1,000 people and is actively undermining efforts to manage the COVID pandemic by arresting volunteer doctors, blocking imports of medical supplies and hoarding and stealing oxygen. ...

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