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Why are Africa's Youth Rising Up? - Voice of America's Straight Talk Africa
Wednesday, May 26, 2021
News Type: USIP in the News
In this edition of Straight Talk Africa, new host Haydé Adams looks at what’s behind the social uprisings led by youth across Africa. Her guests are Kamissa Camara, expert for the Sahel at the United States Institute of Peace and...
Military Ousts Civilian Leaders in Mali - New York Times
Wednesday, May 26, 2021
By: Kamissa Camara
News Type: USIP in the News
Military officials in Mali ousted the country’s interim civilian leaders on Tuesday, setting up a new crisis for the West African nation, just nine months after the previous president was...
Conflict Analysis & Prevention; Democracy & Governance
How Pakistan’s Economy Is Failing Its People - Gandhara
Tuesday, May 25, 2021
News Type: USIP in the News
In 2017, China poured billions of dollars into energy and infrastructure investments into Pakistan and the World Bank praised Islamabad for accelerating gross domestic product growth, which exceeded 5 percent that fiscal year -- the highest in nearly a decade. But after the country’s top court...
Economics & Environment
Trump touted the Abraham Accords as a 'new dawn' for the Middle East. 9 months later, Gaza erupted. - USA Today
Tuesday, May 25, 2021
News Type: USIP in the News
As a fragile cease-fire holds between Israel and Hamas militants, diplomatic talks are underway to take account of the rubble left behind and how to pave a new path forward on peace talks. But the 11-day Israel-Gaza conflict has tested the limits of Trump-era accords that had ushered in a...
Conflict Analysis & Prevention
Analysts: Arab states are ‘washing their hands’ of Palestinians - Jewish News Syndicate
Monday, May 24, 2021
News Type: USIP in the News
In what proved to be a snapshot of professional views of the Arab-Israeli conflict on the eve of war, Georgetown University adjunct professor and Middle East Institute (MEI) senior fellow Khaled Elgindy concluded that the “Arab world is sort of washing their hands” of the Palestinian cause during...
Conflict Analysis & Prevention
USIP's Mona Yacoubian on “Despite the Sham, Syria's Election is Still Significant” - Sirius XM
Monday, May 24, 2021
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Mona Yacoubian, Senior Advisor the United States Institute of Peace, joins Julie Mason to discuss her latest piece “Despite the Sham, Syria's Election is Still Significant”.
Conflict Analysis & Prevention
Blinken Heads to Middle East to Build on Israel-Hamas Cease-fire - Voice of America
Monday, May 24, 2021
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U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken heads to the Middle East Monday after a cease-fire between Israel and Hamas went into effect early Friday. This is Blinken’s first trip to the region as the top U.S. diplomat. He will meet with...
Conflict Analysis & Prevention
On North Korea denuclearization, yet another diplomatic dance for the U.S. - The Japan Times
Sunday, May 23, 2021
News Type: USIP in the News
Signs are emerging that the U.S. and North Korea are once again engaging in a delicate diplomatic dance over Pyongyang’s nuclear weapons program. U.S. President Joe Biden has hosted talks to discuss the issue with Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga and...
Conflict Analysis & Prevention
Biden makes strong case for engagement, but N. Korea unlikely to react soon: experts - Yonhap News Agency
Saturday, May 22, 2021
News Type: USIP in the News
U.S. President Joe Biden has demonstrated a clear commitment to engaging with North Korea by appointing a special envoy to specifically deal with North Korea issues, but whether the North will come to the table in the near future remains to be seen...
Conflict Analysis & Prevention
House Committees Grill U.S. Envoy Over Taliban Control in Post-U.S. Afghanistan - Newsweek
Friday, May 21, 2021
News Type: USIP in the News
Congressional lawmakers raised concerns with Washington's special envoy to Afghanistan in hearings this week about the future of the war-torn country with a resurgent Taliban and U.S. troops withdrawn. Rep. Michael McCaul (R-Texas) noted the Taliban's...
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