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United States Institute of Peace

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Works: 1,379 works in 2,342 publications in 1 language and 169,354 library holdings
Genres: Conference proceedings  Periodicals  History  Cross-cultural studies  Sources 
Roles: Publisher, Editor, Publishing director
Classifications: E902, 956.704432
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Peace watch ( )
in English and held by 943 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Bridging the gap : theory and practice in foreign policy by Alexander L George ( Book )
5 editions published between 1993 and 2001 in English and held by 649 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Suicide bombers in Iraq : the strategy and ideology of martyrdom by Mohammed M Hafez ( Book )
2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 643 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Understanding the phenomenon of suicide bombing in Iraq is vitally important for U.S. national security, foreign policy in the Muslim world, and the war on terrorism. This study draws extensively on open-source intelligence and papers of record, primary sources from insurgent groups including online documents and videos, and interviews with U.S. servicemen who have served in Iraq. It examines the history of suicide bombing in Iraq and many other countries, theoretical perspectives on suicide bombing, the varied factions that comprise the insurgency, the ideology and theology of martyrdom supporting suicide bombers, their national origins and characteristics, and the prospects for a "third generation" of transnational jihadists forged in the crucible of Iraq.--From publisher description
Negotiating across cultures : communication obstacles in international diplomacy by Raymond Cohen ( Book )
4 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 630 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Islam and democracy : religion, politics, and power in the Middle East by Timothy D Sisk ( Book )
3 editions published between 1992 and 1994 in English and held by 548 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This volume explores the relationship between religion and politics generally, as well as the global wave of democratization in the late twentieth century, as background to different interpretations of political Islam. It analyzes the role of these movements in Iran, Algeria, Egypt, Jordan, the Persian Gulf (especially Saudi Arabia), and the Palestinian community
Approaches to peace : an intellectual map ( Book )
5 editions published between 1991 and 1992 in English and held by 535 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Perspectives on pacifism : Christian, Jewish, and Muslim views on nonviolence and international conflict by David R Smock ( Book )
3 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 503 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Origins of the Cold War : the Novikov, Kennan, and Roberts "long telegrams" of 1946 ( Book )
3 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 484 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The result of a seminar conducted by the United States Institute of Peace and the Research Coordination Center of the Soviet Ministry of Foreign Affairs on the origins of the Cold War in 1990. This book presents the Novikov telegram, complete with Molotov's underlining and descriptions of his other markings, Kennan's telegram, and a three-part telegram on the same subject sent by the British charg? d'affaires in Moscow to the British foreign minister in 1946. It provides a unique opportunity to compare U.S., Soviet, and British thinking in the early postwar period as well as bringing forth insights into the origins of the Cold War
Religious perspectives on war : Christian, Muslim, and Jewish attitudes toward force after the Gulf War by David R Smock ( Book )
3 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 458 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Iraq Study Group report by Iraq Study Group (U.S.) ( )
4 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 438 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Iraq Study Group conducts assessments of the current situation in Iraq, its impact on the surrounding region, and consequences for U.S. interests
The United States Institute of Peace journal ( )
in English and held by 428 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Muddling toward democracy : political change in grassroots China by Anne F Thurston ( Book )
2 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 397 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The reader is sure to find this report an important contribution to the ongoing debate in the United States about U.S.-Sino relations
Removing barricades in Somalia : options for peace and rehabilitation by Hussein Mohamed Adam ( Book )
3 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 385 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In summer 1997, a team of four Somali intellectuals and two American Africanists spent three weeks in Somalia on behalf of the United States Institute of Peace. The Somalis represented different clans and professional perspectives--one is a medical doctor, another an economist, another a political scientist, and the fourth a professor of literature. A Somali advisory committee supported the work of the field team, bringing comparable diversity in clan, professional specialization, and gender. The purpose of the visit was to assess the present circumstances and future prospects for peace and reconciliation in Somalia and to recommend how it might be appropriate for the United States, working with colleagues and institutions in Somalia and neighboring countries as well as within the larger donor community, to play a constructive role in promoting peace. The major causes of fragmentation in present-day Somalia are twofold. One is recent, the second centuries old. The former stems from the oppressive, capricious, and clan-based autocracy of the late dictator, Siyad Barre, who used his interpretation of clan institutions for his own ends, to oppress political opponents, create inequality, and promote conflict and violence. So great was his malevolence and abuse of power that virtually all Somalis now hold a deep-seated fear and distrust of any centralized authority. The older source of discord is the profound Somali individualism and resilience, rooted in a clan structure that, though it has sustained them in a harsh environment for centuries, makes it difficult to create and sustain a centralized state. These two powerful forces have created a setting in which Western concepts of the nation-state are unlikely to work, at least not in the next decade or so
Zaire, predicament and prospects : a report to the Minority Rights Group (USA) ( Book )
3 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 378 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
For more than five years, the people of Zaire have struggled to survive in a state on the brink of utter collapse. Amid growing economic disarray and infrastructural breakdown, standards of living have plummeted, moral and ethical standards have withered, and violence has risen. Political authority is almost hopelessly fragmented and discredited. The massive inflow and outflow of Hutu refugees from Rwanda has exacerbated Zaire's multifaceted predicament, a predicament that, for political and economic as well as humanitarian reasons, the international community cannot ignore. But what practical steps can and should be taken by the international community, and which actors (individual governments, multilateral organizations, or NGOs) should take them? In the search for answers to these questions, and for an accurate portrait of the extent and nature of Zaire's malaise, Minority Rights Group (USA), supported by the United States Institute of Peace and the Carnegie Corporation, initiated a project in 1995 that brought together academics, government officials, and NGO experts to consider the case of Zaire and the prospects for effective preventive diplomacy there. This two-part report presents the results of this project: part I offers a broad-ranging examination of Zaire's predicament; part II presents three suggestions for preventive action to ameliorate Zaire's problems
Coercive prevention : normative, political, and policy dilemmas by Bruce W Jentleson ( Book )
3 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 376 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Private peacemaking : USIP-assisted peacemaking projects of nonprofit organizations ( Book )
2 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 372 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The peacemaking activities described here have been targeted on conflicts in East Timor, the Middle East, Georgia and South Ossetia, the Transcaucasus, Sri Lanka, Northern Ireland, Algeria, Kosovo, and Bosnia. The forms include Track II diplomacy, training as peacemaking, use of the media for peacemaking, economic development for peacemaking, and interaction programs for young people in conflict situations. Many of these projects have been successful in advancing peace and represent an impressive return on the Institute's financial investments. These projects have generally been pathbreaking in that new techniques and approaches to peacemaking have been employed. Several have generated valuable experiences with wide application, dramatically demonstrating how effective private organizations can be in promoting peace. Both their successes and the obstacles they have encountered are broadly instructive. What makes this publication particularly timely is the fact that private peacemaking has assumed much greater importance in the post-Cold War era. The central role of unofficial peacemakers in bringing about the Oslo Accords and peace in Mozambique illustrates how effective some private initiatives can be. But the many failed efforts are equally valuable in pointing up the complexity of all kinds of peacemaking and of private peacemaking in particular
Preventing genocide in Burundi : lessons from international diplomacy by Stephen R Weissman ( Book )
4 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 370 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Since 1993, interethnic violence between the 15 to 20 percent Tutsi minority and the 80 to 85 percent Hutu majority in Burundi has taken an estimated 150,000 lives. The continuation of the conflict helps place tens of millions of people at risk in Central Africa and erodes the international norm against genocide. Despite considerable time and effort, the world's peacemakers have been unable to stop the bloodshed and facilitate a political settlement. An examination of the international response to the crisis furnishes valuable lessons for peacemaking in Burundi and other areas of genocidal conflict. A long-term political settlement that took adequate account of Burundian history and circumstances would have three basic characteristics: (1) a form of democratic power sharing that was more majoritarian than consociational but provided significant protection for minority security and economic interests; (2) measures to address collective fears and memories of genocide by acknowledging past crimes and fixing individual responsibility for them; and (3) impartial outside military forces sufficient to control the Burundian military until it is reformed and ethnically integrated. However, as the democratization and power-sharing movements of the early 1990s indicated, a settlement is unlikely to develop without substantial international pressure and assistance. The lesson of these movements' tragic demise is that outside carrots and sticks must be focused on obtaining the engagement of all important parties, especially the powerful extremists, in compromise political negotiations
The news media and peace processes : the Middle East and Northern Ireland by Gadi Wolfsfeld ( Book )
2 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 369 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Building security in post-Cold War Eurasia : the OSCE and U.S. foreign policy by P. Terrence Hopmann ( Book )
4 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 368 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In the period since the end of the Cold War, the security landscape in Eurasia has changed dramatically. Conflict has frequently resulted from the breakup of states along ethnic lines, with elements such as regional, linguistic, or religious affiliation serving as the principal markers of identity. One of the main reasons for the outbreak of conflict in areas such as the former Soviet Union and Yugoslavia is that ethnicity is linked to territory and claims for self-determination, producing secessionist and irredentist wars. This form of ethnonational conflict has retarded the process of state building, prevented the growth of democratic institutions, given outside parties the ability to intervene and manipulate the outcome, and created massive refugee flows. The nature of the European security problematique requires a new and different response from all institutions playing a role in the security arena. The Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) is especially well positioned to respond to the complexity of post-Cold War conflict. Although often undervalued by U.S. policymakers and the media and generally unknown to the public, the OSCE has the potential to assist in preventing, managing, and resolving conflicts that have surfaced in Europe since the late 1980s
Iran's long reach : Iran as a pivotal state in the Muslim world by Suzanne Maloney ( Book )
3 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 367 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"This volume sheds much-needed light on Iran's strikingly complex political system and foreign policy and its central role in the region. Suzanne Maloney systematically outlines Iran's sources of influence in the Muslim world, including its strategic ambitions and historical and cultural linkages. Maloney argues that although its leadership and rhetoric often appear stagnant, Iran is in reality one of the least static societies in the Muslim world. Maloney analyzes the social, economic, and regional forces that are driving Iran toward change and asks what these factors mean for U.S. foreign policy."--BOOK JACKET
 
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