United States Institute of Peace (USIP)
The United States Institute of Peace (USIP) was established by Congress in 1984 as an independent, federally-funded national security institution devoted to the nonviolent prevention and mitigation of deadly conflict abroad.
USIP achieves its mission through its active engagements in the world’s conflict zones, teaching and training, research and analysis, and global grant-making.
USIP operates in the world’s most challenging conflict zones, and conducts active programs in Afghanistan, Iraq, Pakistan, Sudan, Libya, Burma, and elsewhere. On a daily basis, our staff mediate among parties in conflict, build local conflict management skills in fragile states, support the development of the rule of law in post-conflict environments and strengthen civil society.