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"There is a trade-off between time, quality and participation," Scott Worden, an Afghanistan expert at the U.S. Institute of Peace in Washington, said Monday. "Given past problems with fraud and unequal election turnout, the election authorities would be wise to allow more time to coordinate security, ... ISIS
On April 13, Margaret O'Meara from the Commonwealth of Virginia was chosen to serve as the 2018 U.S. Cherry Blossom Queen. O'Meara's coronation was the highlight of the Cherry Blossom Grand Ball, hosted by the National Conference of State Societies at the Omni Shoreham Hotel in Washington, DC.
The Moon-Kim meeting will be an opportunity to gain a better understanding of North Korea's objectives, interests, and seriousness, according to Frank Aum, senior expert on North Korea at the US Institute of Peace. Pyongyang has repeatedly expressed a commitment to denuclearization in recent ...
I thank my colleague, Congressman Himes, along with the U.S. Institute of Peace, for having this discussion today so we can get working towards a better tomorrow." "I am pleased to join ... The Bipartisan Congressional Dialogue was moderated by Nancy Lindborg, President of the U.S. Institute of Peace:.
The Tribune's Tiffany Caldwell reported that Tuminez "was the vice dean of research and the assistant dean of executive education at the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy at the National University of Singapore. She has consulted the U.S. Institute of Peace, has been the director of research at ...

"Pompeo's visit signifies that both sides are very serious about making the summit happen," Frank Aum, a former senior adviser on North Korea in the Office of the Secretary of Defense, who is now at the U.S. Institute of Peace, told me. "If there was any ambiguity about whether it would happen, it's ... Pyongyang
On April 3, the same day Trump issued his let's-get-out statement, Joseph Votel and Brett McGurk appeared at the U.S. Institute of Peace, arguing that the U.S. needed to stay in. “The hard part, I think, is in front of us,” Votel said, “and that is stabilizing these areas, consolidating our gains, getting back to their ... Pyongyang
“Well over 90 percent of the caliphate that they control, particularly in the north and eastern portions of the country, has been liberated,” Votel, head of U.S. Central Command, said at a U.S. Institute of Peace event April 3. “There still are some areas where they are present and that we will have to continue to ... Pyongyang
Joining me now from Washington D.C. to discuss the challenges on that front is Robin Wright, a joint fellow with the U.S. Institute of Peace and the Woodrow Wilson International Center and a writer for The New Yorker. The president made a point of saying that this would be the combined American, British ... Pyongyang
Rotary Peace Fellows Susan Stigant, Director of Africa Programs at the U.S. Institute of Peace, and Abdi Ahmed, who has created innovative programs to integrate refugees in Canada will share their insights into what makes peace possible. And, Harris Public Policy Alumni speakers Kristen Hajduk, ... Pyongyang
“Even if recognition is there, I don't see the appetite in Washington to do something about it,” Yusuf, of the U.S. Institute of Peace, said. “So if the United States is suffering because of this issue, then the U.S. has to take initiative to at least mediate between the two countries to the extent of Afghanistan rather ... Pyongyang
Martin Luther King Jr., the “apostle of nonviolence,” Megan Chabalowski, interim director of the Public Education arm of the U.S. Institute of Peace visited Eastside High School to educate students and faculty about how they can make peaceful change in their communities and around the globe. Pyongyang
WASHINGTON DC, United States (Kurdistan 24) - The US Institute of Peace (USIP) hosted a day-long conference on the future of Iraq and Syria after the defeat of the Islamic State (IS). The picture that emerged at Tuesday's conference was somewhat mixed, with US officials providing a more ...
Simultaneously at the U.S. Institute of Peace, less than a mile away from that White House podium as the crow flies, top military and diplomatic leaders made the case for continuing the U.S. military mission against ISIS in Syria, a longer presence in Iraq, and significant non-military funding for stability ...
Policymakers and practitioners have often engaged in a top-down approach in the design of programs to counter violent extremism in Afghanistan. This top-down approach relies heavily on the insights of religious leaders, elders, politicians, and other elites while failing to incorporate the insights of those ...

Ambassador Alice Wells, the principal deputy assistant secretary, Bureau of South and Central Asian Affairs at State Department, made the remarks during a talk titled “Signs of Hope for Afghan Peace Talks” at on March 9 at the US Institute of Peace in Washington, DC. "We firmly support Pakistan s ...
Heydemann was the point person for Syrian affairs at the U.S. Institute of Peace until 2015, and his close contacts with the Syrian opposition and influence over the Syrian discussions in DC in those years are well known. The rationale for Turkey's operation into Afrin is the “growing concern on the part of the ...
U.S. Institute of Peace senior adviser Johnnie Carson said in an interview with VOA a free and independent media instills public confidence. “It is time for the parties to move forward, but it is the government's responsibility to act responsibly in defense of the rule of law, in defense of the judiciary, in the ...
SHAPIRO: She's with The New Yorker magazine and the U.S. Institute of Peace, speaking with us on Skype. (SOUNDBITE OF FREDDIE GIBBS AND MADLIB SONG, "BROKEN"). Copyright © 2018 NPR. All rights reserved. Visit our website terms of use and permissions pages at www.npr.org for further ...
She is widely published in the New York Times, Foreign Affairs, Foreign Policy, Politico, the Atlantic, Survival, US Institute of Peace, Army Magazine. The panel discussion will be moderated by Sarwar Kashmeri, Adjunct Professor of Political Science and Applied Research Fellow, Peace & War Center, ...
U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson cancelled events in Kenya Saturday to seek respite from what has been an extraordinarily busy schedule, according to the State Department. "The secretary is not feeling well after a long couple days working on major issues back home such as North Korea and has ...
South Korean officials met with President Trump tonight, and they passed along an invitation from North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. President Trump says he will accept the invitation and will meet with North Korea by May to discuss denuclearization. We're joined now by Frank Aum. He was a senior ...
... Korean leader Kim Jong Un. President Trump says he will accept the invitation and will meet with North Korea by May to discuss denuclearization. We're joined now by Frank Aum. He was a senior adviser on North Korea at the Defense Department, and he's now with the U.S. Institute of Peace. Welcome.
Wells, speaking at the U.S. Institute of Peace in Washington on March 9, urged the Taliban to give Ghani's offer "serious consideration," adding that there were signs the militant group was "assessing the proposal." On February 28, Ghani offered to allow the Taliban to establish itself as a political party and ...
Despite closer ties with Russia and a heavily invested China, for Pakistan even a bad relationship with the U.S. is better than no relationship at all, said Andrew Wilder, Asia programs vice president at the U.S. Institute of Peace. "Pakistan losing the U.S. as a strategic partner due to Pakistan's Afghanistan ...
KELEMEN: China and others will fill in, says Carson, now with the U.S. Institute of Peace. He points to Djibouti, one of the stops on Tillerson's trip where the U.S. has a key military base. China has become a significant player there, too. CARSON: They've just constructed a huge new railroad from Djibouti to ...
A member of Afghan security personnel stands guard at the site of an attack at the Marshal Fahim academy in Kabul, Afghanistan Monday, Jan. 29, 2018. Insurgents attacked an Afghan army unit guarding the military academy in the capital of Kabul on Monday, officials said. (AP Photo/Rahmat Gul) ...
Recently, leaders of those movements gathered at Washington's U.S. Institute of Peace (USIP) to share their experiences — and to inspire like-minded activists in other countries from Azerbaijan to Zimbabwe that are ruled by authoritarian regimes. For those who couldn't make it, the title of the Oct. 23 event ...
Despite more strong rhetoric, Trump didn't say anything new about his North Korea policy, said Frank Aum, senior expert on North Korea at the U.S. Institute of Peace. Instead, he echoed past themes of “using 'maximum pressure' to prevent North Korea from achieving a nuclear missile capability and ...
After he criticized the idea of a U.S. preemptive strike on North Korea, Victor Cha is no longer the White House's candidate for Ambassador to South Korea. NPR's Mary Louise Kelly speaks with Frank Aum of the U.S. Institute of Peace about the Trump administration's "bloody nose" strategy. MARY LOUISE ...
Insurgents share the same goal of delegitimizing the governments they are fighting against, said Andrew Wilder, vice president of Asia programs at the U.S. Institute of Peace. However, in Afghanistan the similarity between Islamic State and the Taliban ends there. Beyond toppling the Afghan government, ...
Both groups hope their attacks will "delegitimize" the government and "create a distance" between the authorities and the people they rule, says Andrew Wilder, Asia Programs vice president at the U.S. Institute of Peace. ___. WHY IS IT SO HARD TO STOP? Afghanistan's special forces have distinguished ...
ISLAMABAD — Afghanistan has endured a month of relentless attacks claimed by the Taliban and a rival Islamic State affiliate, capped by Saturday's assault, in which a Taliban suicide bomber driving an ambulance filled with explosives struck in the heart of Kabul, killing more than 100 people. The usually ...
Your readers need not rely just on us, however, but should consider the words of former U.S. Ambassador William B. Taylor (currently serving as Executive Vice President of the U.S. Institute of Peace) who told The Providence Journal, “There have been a lot of rumors and unsubstantiated claims about (Mr.
The Atlantic Council's Future of Iran Initiative and the Center for International and Security Studies at Maryland invite you to a panel discussion on Iranian public opinion in the aftermath of recent protests. The event will present new public opinion data gathered since demonstrations broke out in more than 100 Iranian cities ...
Bul Bior, who was a Mandela Washington Fellow at the U.S. Institute of Peace last fall contributing his expertise on grassroots movements, feels certain that the group is having an impact. “This past May, I witnessed the power of the arts during #Anataban's Hagana arts and music festival in Juba” Bul Bior ...
... a force who, backed by the U.S., helped liberate Raqqa from the Islamic State. While the U.S. wants to convert them into a stabilization force, Turkey's president says they are a grave threat. Nick Schifrin talks with former Pentagon official Andrew Exum and Mona Yacoubian of the U.S. Institute of Peace.
The new year will likely see a continuation of the maximum pressure campaign, but a lot will depend on the North's behavior after the PyeongChang Winter Olympics and Paralympics in February and March, according to Frank Aum, senior expert on North Korea for the US Institute of Peace and a visiting ...
“I would say in the past year or so, the pressure has increased further,” said Sarhang Hamasaeed, the Middle East program director at the U.S. Institute of Peace. “There are direct questions about how to show in measurable terms what specifically has been done for minorities.” Rep. Chris Smith (R-N.J.), for ...
Tessa Poppe is the Overseas Security Manager at the U.S. Institute of Peace. The views expressed are her own. She served in the Army National Guard for seven years and deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan as a military police officer. She holds the Army National Guard chair in the Council of the Former ...
Editor's Note: This is the second installment of a series, produced in collaboration with the U.S. Institute of Peace, on the challenges faced by a post-ISIL Iraq. Read the first installment here. With the military campaign against the self-proclaimed Islamic State (or ISIL) in Iraq over, attention has turned to ...
President Donald Trump, left, and South Korean President Moon Jae-in shake hands during a bilateral meeting at the Blue House in Seoul, South Korea, Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2017. Trump is on a five country trip through Asia traveling to Japan, South Korea, China, Vietnam and the Philippines. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik).
Earlier research by the U.S. Institute of Peace (USIP) has shown how critical election administration and security assistance can be for mitigating conflict in the face of a tense election. A March 2016 survey indicated that 61 percent of Liberians were concerned that election disputes in 2017 could reignite ...
South Korea is hoping to hold its first official diplomatic meeting with North Korea in more than two years. NPR's Robert Siegel speaks with Frank Aum, senior expert on North Korea at the United States Institute of Peace, about the upcoming meeting and the impact such high talks might have on the United ...
Wilson began working for the U.S. Institute of Peace while still in graduate school at American University in October 2011. USIP is a congressionally funded organization, but it operates independent of the government. Its mission is to prevent and mitigate the impact of violent conflict around the globe by ...
Buried deep beneath the white marble foyer of the US Institute of Peace (Usip), with its sweeping views across the National Mall to the Lincoln Memorial, is a cavernous, black-walled basement. Workers call it the “bat cave”. For good reason. The windowless lair is the site of a bold experiment: Amazon's ...
The U.S. Institute of Peace building is seen in Washington. Cliff Owen — The Associated Press. By Cal Thomas, The News-Herald. Posted: 12/22/17, 10:58 AM EST |. # Comments. Unless you are spending this time of year at a spiritual retreat cut off from TV, newspapers or internet service you cannot escape the blaring ...
Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un In this Thursday, Aug. 10, 2017, file photo, a man watches a television screen showing U.S. President Donald Trump, left, and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un during a news program at the Seoul Train Station in Seoul, South Korea. Ahn Young-joon | AP file ...


 

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