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Amb. William Taylor: 'There's a lot to be skeptical about when you're dealing with the Russians' - CNN's The Lead
Thursday, June 17, 2021
News Type: USIP in the News
Both Biden and Putin talked about the meeting positively, but we just heard Biden reveal to Kaitlan, he's not confident Putin will change his behavior. What was your takeaway? I think none of us should expect President Vladimir Putin to change his behavior. He has modeled himself now as an adversary to...
'Goodwill' gestures, suspension of joint military drills needed to bring N. Korea to dialogue - Yonhap News
Thursday, June 17, 2021
News Type: USIP in the News
The United States and South Korea need to make more conciliatory gestures, including a suspension of their planned joint military exercise, to bring North Korea back to the negotiating table, U.S. and South Korean experts said Wednesday. They also highlighted the need to...
Mediation, Negotiation & Dialogue
China's subjugation of ASEAN is a great leap backward for Myanmar - Nikkei Asia
Wednesday, June 16, 2021
By: Jason Tower
News Type: USIP in the News
Almost as if coordinated, China and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations took major steps toward recognizing Myanmar's newly minted military dictatorship within a day of each other in early June. In Yangon, the Chinese embassy issued a statement after...
Global Policy
Syria's last aid crossing in balance as Biden to meet Putin - Associated Press
Tuesday, June 15, 2021
News Type: USIP in the News
President Joe Biden will seek to stave off another surge of civilian suffering in the devastating war in Syria when he meets President Vladimir Putin this week, appealing to Putin to drop a threat to close the last aid crossing into that country. Russian forces have helped...
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China’s rise colors Biden-Putin summit - The Washington Times
Monday, June 14, 2021
News Type: USIP in the News
President Biden’s high-stakes summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin is expected to be dominated by friction over Russian-linked cyberattacks, election interference and human rights abuses and what U.S. officials see as a meddlesome Kremlin foreign policy aimed at...
Global Policy
Attacks on Burmese Military Intensify Nationwide, Signaling a Possible Revolt - Pass Blue
Sunday, June 13, 2021
News Type: USIP in the News
From small villages to city offices, an open rebellion is steadily spreading in Burma, drawing together citizens outraged by the Feb. 1 coup that overturned a national election and crushed a popular democracy. Pro-democracy advocates inside Burma and abroad describe how defectors from the disgraced army — the hated Tatmadaw — as well as...
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Policy Beats: What would great power competition look like following U.S.'s withdrawal of troops? - Islamabad Policy Research Institute
Friday, June 11, 2021
News Type: USIP in the News
In this episode we discuss ‘What would great power competition look like following U.S.'s withdrawal of troops’ with Mr. Richard Olson, the Senior Advisor at the United States Institute of Peace (USIP) who also formerly served as the United States Ambassador to Pakistan. The objective of the show is to...
Global Policy
Israel: A Post-Netanyahu Government - Voice of America Encounter
Friday, June 11, 2021
News Type: USIP in the News
Lucy Kurtzer-Ellenbogen, Director of the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict Program at the U.S. Institute of Peace, and Natan Sachs, Director of the Center for Middle East Policy at the Brookings Institution, discuss with host Carol Castiel the new “Change Government” comprised of eight Israeli political parties from...
Democracy & Governance
How US troops' withdrawal could spark Afghanistan's 'Saigon moment' - The National
Thursday, June 10, 2021
News Type: USIP in the News
Afghanistan faces a "Saigon moment" of comprehensive defeat with the Taliban taking over Kabul after the withdrawal of US and Nato troops, leading politicians and academics have warned. As 10,000 allied troops prepare to leave the country after 20 years combating the insurgency, there are growing fears...
Peace Processes
Are formal interactions with China helping legitimise Myanmar’s junta in the eyes of the world? - South China Morning Post
Thursday, June 10, 2021
News Type: USIP in the News
Recent formal interactions between Myanmar’s junta and officials from China have raised questions about whether the generals who staged February’s coup are garnering international recognition as the Southeast Asian nation’s legitimate executive authority. More than 420 civil society organisations...
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Brian Harding, Senior Expert, Southeast Asia
Patricia Kim, Senior Policy Analyst, China
Kamissa Camara, Senior Visiting Expert for the Sahel
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Frank Aum, Senior Expert, North Korea
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