USIP held a discussion of the ongoing situation in Kyrgyzstan and its implications for peace and stability in Central Asia. The conversation examined how organized crime, youth mobilization, social media, and the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic have factored into the crisis. The discussion also analyzed how the United States and the region, including Kyrgyzstan’s Central Asian neighbors and Russia, are assessing and responding to the developments.
USIP hosted prominent experts and policymakers for a discussion on possible solutions for resolving the ongoing conflict. The event examined the current status of peace negotiations, as well as what a settlement might look like, the war’s political and social consequences and how COVID-19 has exacerbated its effects, and how regional dynamics—including instability in neighboring Belarus—have the potential to influence Ukraine's security situation.
USIP and the U.S. Civil Society Working Group on Women, Peace and Security joined to mark the 20th anniversary of U.N. Security Council Resolution 1325. The discussion examined how countries are expanding on the Women, Peace and Security agenda by adopting feminist foreign policy frameworks.
USIP and the Overseas Development Institute (ODI) joined for a panel discussion featuring peacebuilding experts and practitioners from the Middle East. The online conversation will look at the implications of COVID-19 on peacebuilding at the local level in three particular Middle Eastern contexts—Yemen, Syria, and Iraq.
USIP and Afrobarometer joined for a first look at Afrobarometer’s latest survey research and results, as well as a discussion on how the data can help guide U.S. government policy in Africa and provide key insights for policymakers on trends and potential threats to peace and security in Africa.