United States Institute of Peace

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Established as an independent organization (i.e., QUANGO) by Congress, the United States Institute of Peace (USIP) is chartered to help, through training, advice, and direct engagement in peace operations, in:

  • Preventing and resolving violent international conflicts
  • Promoting post-conflict stability and development
  • Increasing conflict management capacity, tools, and intellectual capital worldwide

Muslim World Initiative

A forum entitled “The Role of American Muslims in Bridging the U.S.-Muslim Divide” was sponsored by the US-Islamic World Project of the Brookings Institution and the Institute for Social Policy and Understanding.[1]


USIP teams did fieldwork to establish priorities in stabilizing Afghanistan.[2]


  1. M. A. Muqtedar Khan and Farid Senzai, American Muslims Call for Radical Transformation of US Foreign Policy
  2. C. Christine Fair and Seth G. Jones (January 23, 2009), Beth Ellen Cole, ed., Securing Afghanistan: Getting on Track, United States Institute of Peace