Events at USIP

Foreign Policy and Fragile States

March 19, 2018

In this discussion, we’ll ask how the United States and the international community can address these national security challenges. How should U.S. assistance be prioritized and allocated? What is the difference between stabilizing a country versus nation building? How can the international community help a country like Syria? What lessons can be learned from efforts in countries, such as Nigeria and Colombia, preventing violence? And ultimately, how can we get ahead of the underlying causes of fragility that lead to and perpetuate violent conflict?

Joshua Johnson, Moderator
Host, NPR’s 1A

Nancy Lindborg
President, U.S. Institute of Peace

Ilan Goldenberg
Director, Middle East Security Program, Center for a New American Security

Kimberly Kagan
Founder and President, The Institute for the Study of War


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