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US, South Korea Vow 'Pragmatic Steps' to Reduce Tensions, Denuclearize North Korea - Radio Free Asia
Friday, May 21, 2021
News Type: USIP in the News
U.S. President Joe Biden and South Korean President Moon Jae-in on Friday said they would pursue diplomacy with North Korea to try to reduce tensions over Pyongyang's nuclear weapons and missile programs. "We both are deeply concerned...
Conflict Analysis & Prevention
As Biden meets South Korean leader, Mideast again distracts him from focusing on Asia - Los Angeles Times
Friday, May 21, 2021
News Type: USIP in the News
President Biden hosts South Korean President Moon Jae-in at the White House on Friday for his second in-person meeting with a foreign leader, and the second with a leader from Asia, a bit of scheduling that underscores his eagerness to...
Global Policy; Conflict Analysis & Prevention
Israeli-Palestinian Conflict: Ceasefire May be Nearing, but Lasting Peace Elusive - CNN International
Thursday, May 20, 2021
News Type: USIP in the News
"The whole point is to see how we can go beyond a ceasefire." USIP's Ambassador Hesham Youssef says that Israel and Gaza need not only a ceasefire, but long-term sustainable change.
Conflict Analysis & Prevention
Divided Powers Fail To Exercise Sway In Gaza Conflict - Agence France Presse
Thursday, May 20, 2021
News Type: USIP in the News
With Europe divided and the United States wary of antagonising Israel, world powers have failed to rein in the Gaza conflict, in a new sign of the international community's inability to put any Middle East peace process on track, analysts say. World powers are...
Conflict Analysis & Prevention; Global Policy
Lawmakers urge speeding up special visas for Afghans who aided U.S. troops - CBS News
Thursday, May 20, 2021
News Type: USIP in the News
Lawmakers are urging for accelerated action from the State Department, Department of Defense, and White House in granting special immigration visas for Afghans who supported U.S. troops in Afghanistan. The request comes ahead of...
Peace Processes
Top US, Russian Diplomats Meet Face-to-Face at Arctic Summit - Voice of America
Thursday, May 20, 2021
News Type: USIP in the News
Climate change and cooperation among Arctic states are among the topics of discussion Thursday in Reykjavik, Iceland, as the Arctic Council holds a ministerial meeting. “We value our strong international cooperation through the Council to address...
Global Policy
US, UN Officials Hail Uzbekistan's Repatriation of IS Families - Voice of America
Wednesday, May 19, 2021
News Type: USIP in the News
U.S. and U.N. envoys to Uzbekistan have praised the country's repatriation of Islamic State wives and children in the Middle East, saying other nations should follow suit as a part of a global effort to reduce the risk of IS reemergence in...
Global Policy; Violent Extremism
Conflict over Moscow’s moves into a melting Arctic creates backdrop for U.S.-Russia meeting - Los Angeles Times
Wednesday, May 19, 2021
News Type: USIP in the News
Of the many cold-war disputes currently straining Biden administration relations with Russia, one is melting. Literally. Melting ice in the Arctic because of intense climate change has allowed Russia to push its military apparatus, complete with...
Conflict Analysis & Prevention
Can US be honest broker in Israeli-Palestinian conflict? - Christian Science Monitor
Tuesday, May 18, 2021
News Type: USIP in the News
As the deadly exchanges of rocket fire and airstrikes between Israel and Hamas in Gaza entered their second week Monday, the White House issued a statement in which for the first time President Joe Biden expressed his support for a “cease-fire” in the hostilities. But as if to rule out any doubts about...
Conflict Analysis & Prevention; Global Policy
Biden Is Boxed In on Israel-Gaza, Able Only to Urge a Cease-Fire - Bloomberg
Tuesday, May 18, 2021
News Type: USIP in the News
After days of declining to call for a cease-fire between Israel and Hamas militants in the Gaza Strip, President Joe Biden reversed course. Whether it makes a difference on the battlefield is another matter. Biden’s decision to show “support for a cease-fire” in a call with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu...
Conflict Analysis & Prevention; Global Policy
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