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Guide to Specialists

Guide to Specialists

Institute experts available for commentary and analysis of breaking news developments.

Latest Institute Resources

Focus on Iraq
A comprehensive collection of Institute resources on Iraq including reports, Newsbytes, library resources, events, and more.

August 26, 2004 - Promoting Values as Critical as Military Force in Combatting Terrorism, Rice Says
Institute Newsbyte explores highlights from August 19 address by National Security Advisor Condoleezza Rice at the Institute.

July 19, 2004 - Serbia Takes a Step in the Right Direction
USIPBriefing analyzes the outcome of the recent presidential elections in Serbia and their likely impact.

June 8, 2004 - The Broader Middle East and North Africa: Major Challenges Ahead
Institute Newsbyte examines the latest iteration of the U.S. initiative to promote democracy in the Middle East.

June 2, 2004 - Kosovo and Serbia: Still in Need of a Plan
New USIPeace Briefing addresses the root causes of the violence and possible solutions.

May 21, 2004 - The U.S. Mission in Iraq After June 30: Views from State and Defense
Institute Newsbyte examines the challenges ahead for the June 30 transition in Iraq.

April 15, 2004 - Kosovo: Status with Standards
Institute Newsbyte examines steps the international community can take to address the recent riots in Kosovo and prepare for eventual final status negotiations.

March 25, 2004 - Somalia: Ten Years Later
Institute Newsbyte examines the security and political situation in Somalia ten years after the U.S. led humanitarian intervention.

March 12, 2004 - Serbia Needs a Push in the Right Direction
Institute Newsbyte explores the current political situation in Serbia and examines potential policy options for the international community to promote regional stability.

February 26, 2004 - Iraq and its Neighbors: A Regional Architecture is Needed
Institute Newsbyte examines how regime change in Iraq has affected regional politics and potential roles for regional actors in the reconstruction of Iraq.

 

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Events

September

September 28, 2004 - Securing Peace in Mindanao: Resolving the Roots of Conflict
A Special Event Cosponsored by the Asia Society, Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, and the United States Institute of Peace

September 24, 2004 - Burundi on the Brink of Peace
A Current Issues Briefing

September 21, 2004 - Forgiveness and South Africa's Truth & Reconciliation Commission: Making Public Spaces Intimate
A Grant Program Roundtable

August

August 19, 2004 - Waging the War of Ideas in the Global War on Terror
An Address by National Security Advisor Condoleezza Rice
USIP Webcast

August 4, 2004 - The Growth of a Unique Federal Agency: Reflections on the Past and Thoughts about the Future of the United States Institute of Peace
Remarks by Chester A. Crocker to the United States Institute of Peace

July

July 22, 2004 - Frozen and Forgotten Conflicts in Post-Soviet States
A Senior Fellow Project Report by Ceslav Ciobanu

July 15, 2004 - Update on Iraq: An Address by U.S. Secretary of State Colin Powell
Live USIP Webcast

July 8, 2004 - The Role of Business in Peace Making: A Case Study of the Oil Industry
A Senior Fellow Project Report by Jill Shankleman

Events Archive


News Releases and Media Advisories

2004

August

August 26, 2004 - Promoting Values as Critical as Military Force in Combatting Terrorism, Rice Says
Institute Newsbyte explores highlights from August 19 address by National Security Advisor Condoleezza Rice at the Institute.

August 10, 2004 - New USG Office to Address Need for Coordination of Post-conflict Civilian Resources
Institute co-sponsors workshop to examine how U.S. civilian resources have been deployed to postconflict environments around the world over the past decade.

July

July 29, 2004 - Institute of Peace Elects New Board Chair and Vice Chair
Members of the Board of Directors of the U.S. Institute of Peace elect J. Robinson West as new chair and Marķa Otero as vice chair.

July 27, 2004 - Senate Recognizes Institute of Peace as National Resource on Its 20th Anniversary
Resolution sponsored by Senators Daniel Inouye (D-Hawaii), John Warner (R-Virginia), and Tom Harkin (D-Iowa) honors the Institute on the 20th anniversary of its establishment.

July 19, 2004 - Serbia Takes a Step in the Right Direction
USIPBriefing analyzes the outcome of the recent presidential elections in Serbia and their likely impact.

July 17, 2004 - Powell Praises Iraqi People And New Interim Government
News release explores highlights from Secretary Powell's July address at the Institute.

June

June 25, 2004 - First Prize in National Peace Essay Contest Awarded to New York High School Student
National Winners in 2004 Peace Essay Contest Announced.

June 10, 2004 - Institute of Peace Mourns the Passing of Former President Ronald Reagan
An Institute Special Statement.

June 8, 2004 - The Broader Middle East and North Africa: Major Challenges Ahead
Institute Newsbyte examines the latest iteration of the U.S. initiative to promote democracy in the Middle East.

June 2, 2004 - Kosovo and Serbia: Still in Need of a Plan
New USIPeace Briefing addresses the root causes of the violence and possible solutions.

June 1, 2004 - New Senior Fellows to Join U.S. Institute of Peace
Institute Announces 2004-2005 class of Senior Fellows in the Jennings Randolph Fellowship Program.

News Releases Archive


In The News

September

Gabriel Weimann was quoted in a Reuters story about the changing face of terror. September 22, 2004.

Jonathan Morrow was interviewed about the current conditions in Afghanistan on Voice of America's "Point of View." September 18, 2004.

Christine Fair addressed the challenges associated with arresting Al Qaeda members in Pakistan in a Reuters story. September 16, 2004.

An Institute report, entitled "Downward Spiral: HIV/AIDS, State Capacity, and Political Conflict in Zimbabwe" was the subject of a story on Voice of America News. September 10, 2004.

Daniel Serwer was quoted in the Baltimore Sun about the prospects of successful elections in Iraq, given the current intensity of the insurgency. September 9, 2004.

Amatzia Baram was interviewed about the historical role of women in Islamist terrorism following the Chechan school stand-off on the Voice of America. September 2, 2004.

Yo'av Karny appeared on the NewsHour to discuss Chechnya, terrorism, and the recent hostage standoff. September 3, 2004.

August

An Institute report about Ijtihad was analyzed in The Daily Times. August 21, 2004.

A report by Wajahat Habibullah about the future of Kashmir, as well as the Indian response to the report, was covered by The Economist. August 21, 2004.

Highlights from an address by Condoleezza Rice at the Institute were cited by the Associated Press, CNN, and Washington Post. August 19-20, 2004.

Amatzia Baram was interviewed about Muqtada-al-Sadr and prospects for peace in Iraq on CNN. August 16, 2004.

Mamoun Fandy's op-ed on the shortcomings of Arab media was the subject of an article in The Washington Times. August 14, 2004.

The findings of an Institute report, entitled "Downward Spiral: HIV/AIDS, State Capacity, and Political Conflict in Zimbabwe," were described in an article in Africa News. August 13, 2004.

Gabriel Weimann's research on how terrorists use the Internet was outlined in The Herald. August 10, 2004.

Amatzia Baram looked at efforts to calm the ongoing violence in the Sunni triangle in an interview with NPR. August 2, 2004.

July

Gabriel Weimann discussed how terrorists spread their message online in an article in the Christian Science Monitor. July 28, 2004.

Gabriel Weimann explored his research on the nature of terrorism online in an article in the New Yorker. July 26, 2004.

Remarks from a recent address by Secretary Colin Powell at the Institute was featured in a Washington Post article. July 25, 2004.

Michael Dziedzic was quoted in a Minneapolis Star Tribune article on security in Kosovo. July 23, 2004.

Gabriel Weimann appeared on CNN to examine how terrorists communicate. July 17, 2004.

Highlights from a recent address by Secretary Colin Powell at the Institute was featured in numerous media outlets around the country including the Boston Globe, Washington Times, Associated Press, and CBS News. July 15, 2004.

Gabriel Weimann joined CNN's "NewsNight with Aaron Brown" for a discussion of terrorists and the Internet. July 12, 2004.

Neil Kritz was quoted in a New York Times article discussing the challenges facing Iraqi judges and prosecutors preparing to try members of Saddam Hussein's regime. July 11, 2004.

An op-ed by Mamoun Fandy on the Arab media was discussed on FOX News Watch July 10, 2004.

Faleh Jabar was quoted in a Christian Science Monitor article on the challenges of holding elections in Iraq. July 8, 2004.

Daniel Serwer explored the possibility of early elections in Iraq in a Christian Science Monitor article. July 8, 2004.

Mamoun Fandy appeared on CSPAN to discuss the state of the media in the Arab world. July 7, 2004.

Amatzia Baram looked at the challenges facing Iraqi security officials in a United Press International article. July 7, 2004.

Mamoun Fandy discussed Iraqi Prime Minister Allawi's amnesty proposal on CNN's "Anderson Cooper 360 Degrees." July 5, 2004.

Ann Wong, National Peace Essay Contest state winner for Arkansas, was noted in an article in the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette. July 4, 2004.

Mamoun Fandy examined the Arab media in a Washington Post op-ed entitled, "Where's the Arab Media's Sense of Outrage?" July 4, 2004.

Amatzia Baram appeared on CNN Saturday Morning News to discuss the trial of Saddam Hussein. July 3, 2004.

Faleh Jabar was quoted in a San Francisco Chronicle article on efforts to combat the insurgency in Iraq. July 1, 2004.

Neil Kritz explored the legalities involved in the hand over of Saddam Hussein to the interim Iraqi government during an interview with FOX News. July 1, 2004.

Laurel Miller commented on the prosecution of Saddam Hussein in an interview with the Los Angeles Times. July 1, 2004.

June

Neil Kritz discussed the challenges facing Iraqi judges and prosecutors preparing to try members of Saddam Hussein's regime during interviews with NPR's "The Connection" and "To the Point." June 30, 2004.

The work of the Institute's Professional Training Program to train Iraqi national security officials was featured in an Associated Press article. June 30, 2004.

Laurel Miller examined the upcoming prosecution of Saddam Hussein by the new regime in Iraq in the Baltimore Sun. June 30, 2004.

Amatzia Baram looked at the work ahead for the new Iraqi prime minister in interviews with CNN's "NewsNight with Aaron Brown" and Newsday. June 29, 2004.

Sloan Mann participated in a panel discussion on the Diane Rehm Show about the upcoming transition in Iraq. June 29, 2004.

Daniel Serwer explored the interaction between U.S. forces and the new Iraqi interim government on NPR's "All Things Considered " June 28, 2004.

Ray Salvatore Jennings examined the relationship between the UN and the Iraqi interim government in an article in the Baltimore Sun. June 27, 2004.

Gabriel Weimann explored his research on the nature of terrorism online in an Associated Press (AP) story. June 26, 2004.

Amatzia Baram discussed the security situation in Iraq in an interview with CBS News. June 24, 2004.

Mamoun Fandy appeared on FOX News' "The Big Story with John Gibson" to discuss the coverage of terrorism in the Arab media. June 23, 2004.

Gabriel Weimann commented on terrorism and the Internet on CNN's "Wolf Blitzer Reports". June 22, 2004.

Mamoun Fandy appeared on CNN's "Anderson Cooper 360 Degrees" to discuss coverage of the Iraqi insurgency in the Arab press. June 22, 2004.

Gabriel Weimann joined NPR's "Talk of the Nation" for a discussion of terrorists and the Internet. June 21, 2004.

Amatzia Baram commented on U.S.-Iraqi relations in a New Republic article. June 21, 2004.

George Ward examined the challenges ahead for the international community in Iraq on VOA News. June 16, 2004.

Daniel Serwer discussed the security situation in Iraq and the upcoming June 30 transfer in an interview with Agence France Presse (AFP). June 15, 2004.

Daniel Serwer joined a CNN International panel discussion on the continuing violence in Iraq. June 14, 2004.

Greg Noone commented on efforts to establish the rule of law in Iraq in interviews with FOX News and CBS Radio (WBZ - Boston). June 13, 2004.

Mamoun Fandy was quoted in a Washington Times article on Arab school reform. June 12, 2004.

Eugene Martin discussed the status of peace talks in the Philippines with IslamOnline.net. June 10, 2004.

Daniel Serwer explored the challenges after the June 30 transfer of sovereignty in an op-ed published by the Washington Post. June 9, 2004.

Ray Salvatore Jennings was quoted in a story in the International Herald Tribune on reconstructing Iraq. June 9, 2004.

Amatzia Baram was quoted in a UPI story on the politics of the new Iraqi interim government. June 8, 2004.

Faleh Jabar was quoted in a New York Times article on tribal politics in Iraq. June 6, 2004.

Bob Perito examined the relationship between the UN and the Iraqi interim government with the BBC World Service. June 3, 2004.

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