U.S. Institute of Peace Press

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Following its mandate to promote the prevention, management, and peaceful resolution of international conflicts, USIP is committed to publishing significant works that offer new insights. Starting with four titles in the fall of 1991, USIP Press Books has published more than one hundred sixty titles on peacebuilding, conflict analysis, and international relations. This map shows our global reach, indicating the subjects covered in our recent and key publications Please review our Spring 2014 titles in the new online version of our book catalog and check out our global reach in this USIP Press Influence Map, indicating subjects covered in our recent and key publications.

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New Books

 
Through a Peacebuilding Lens
Edited by Moeed Yusuf
May 2014

In Insurgency and Counterinsurgency in South Asia, ten experts native to South Asia consider the nature of intrastate insurgent movements from a peacebuilding perspective. Case studies on India, Pakistan, Nepal, and Sri Lanka lend new insights into the dynamics of each conflict and how they might be prevented or resolved.


Paperback: $24.95 $20.00
978-1-60127-191-4
 
  December 2013

Building an enduring and stable political consensus in Afghanistan's complex, multiactor environment requires clear analysis of the conflict. Getting It Right in Afghanistan addresses the real drivers of the insurgency, how Afghanistan's neighbors can contribute to peace in the region, and the need for more inclusive political arrangements in peace and reconciliation processes.


Paperback: $24.95 $20.00
978-1-60127-182-2
 
 
Osama bin Laden, the Taliban, and the Hijacking of Afghanistan
December 2013

In How We Missed the Story, Second Edition, Pulitzer prize-winning journalist Roy Gutman extends his investigation into why two successive U.S. administrations failed to head off the assaults of 9/11 and to look at the U.S. military intervention that followed. Anyone who thinks Afghanistan doesn't matter, or that Washington can walk away once again, is "missing the story."


Paperback: $29.95 $24.00
978-1-60127-146-4
 
 
A Teaching Resource
June 2013

Enlisting contributions by twenty-three community college professionals, Smith has created a first-of-its-kind volume for faculty and administrators seeking to develop innovative and engaging peacebuilding and conflict resolution programs. Through case studies, how-to's, sample syllabi and course materials, and inspiring anecdotes, contributors draw on learner-centered strategies, experiential learning, and interdisciplinary relationships to teach practical skills and strengthen global connections.


Paperback: $29.95 $24.00
978-1-60127-147-1
 
 
Understanding Causes, Unlocking Solutions
June 2013

Conflict Analysis: Understanding Causes, Unlocking Solutions is a guide for practitioners seeking to prevent deadly conflict or mitigate political instability. This handbook integrates theory and practice and emphasizes the importance of analyzing the causes of peace as well as the causes of conflict. It stresses that conflict analysis is a social as well as an intellectual process, helping practitioners translate analysis into effective action.


Paperback: $24.95 $20.00
978-1-60127-143-3
 
 
IAEA Verification, 1992–2005
March 2013

In Detect, Dismantle, and Disarm, the first nontechnical book on the IAEA’s role in verification, Christine Wing and Fiona Simpson examine the IAEA's experience in the four cases of Iraq, DPRK, South Africa, and Libya and capture the elements of the verification process most useful for the design of future verification missions.


Paperback: $19.95 $16.00
978-1-60127-076-4
 
 
USIP's Work in Conflict Zones
October 2012

This volume presents seven case studies of the United States Institute of Peace’s facilitated dialogue efforts in Iraq, Kosovo, Israel/Palestine, Colombia, Nigeria, and Nepal. Covering a variety of conflict situations and peacemaking efforts—from the tribal reconciliation in Mahmoudiya, Iraq, to a justice and security dialogue in Nepal—the cases tell stories of peacebuilding successes, efforts in progress, limitations on what can be achieved, and lessons learned.


Paperback: $19.95 $16.00
978-1-60127-140-2
 
 
A Macroeconomic Primer for Violence-Afflicted States
September 2012

Creating sound economic policy and a stable macroeconomic framework is essential to societies recovering from violent conflict, yet few practitioners have the background needed to apply economic concepts effectively. To provide practitioners with a concise but broad overview of macroeconomic fundamentals as they touch on violence afflicted states, Brauer and Dunne have created Peace Economics. Filling a gap in the literature on peace design from an economic perspective, Peace Economics extends beyond economic principles into the wider realm of social reconstitution, social contract, and social capital in the hopes of helping practitioners build a more stable peace.


Paperback: $19.95 $16.00
978-1-60127-138-9
 
 
Who They Really Are
April 2012

The Islamists Are Coming: Who They Really Are is the first book to survey the rise of Islamist groups in the wake of the Arab Spring. A wide range of experts from three continents cover the major countries where Islamist parties are redefining politics and the regional balance of power. They cover the origins, evolution, positions on key issues and the future in key countries. Robin Wright offers an overview, Olivier Roy explains how Islam and democracy are now interdependent, Annika Folkeson profiles the 50 Islamist parties, and 10 experts identify Islamists in Algeria, Egypt (two), Jordan, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, the Palestinian territories, Syria, and Tunisia.


Paper:  $19.95
978-1-60127-134-1
 
  July 2011

Rewiring Regional Security in a Fragmented World examines conflict management capacities and gaps regionally and globally, and assesses whether regions—through their regional organizations or through loose coalitions of states, regional bodies, and non-official actors—are able to address an array of new and emerging security threats.


Paperback: $35.00 $28.00
978-1-60127-070-2
 
 
Trade-Offs, Timing, and Diplomacy
June 2011

Engaging Extremists concerns negotiation with political terrorist organizations, separating terrorist groups that can be engaged from those that, for the moment, cannot.


Paperback: $24.95 $20.00
978-1-60127-074-0
 
 
Challenges for Post-Conflict Societies
June 2011

In Negotiating Peace and Confronting Corruption, Bertram Spector argues that the peace negotiation table is the best place to lay the groundwork for good governance.


Paperback: $14.95 $12.00
978-1-60127-071-9
 
 
Riding the Roller Coaster
April 2011

How Pakistan Negotiates with the United States analyzes the themes, techniques, and styles that have characterized Pakistani negotiations with American civilian and military officials since Pakistan’s independence.


Cloth:  $45.00
978-1-60127-085-6
Paperback: $16.95 $13.50
978-1-60127-075-7
 
 
Power, Politics, and U.S. Policy
December 2010

A comprehensive but concise overview of Iran’s politics, economy, military, foreign policy, and nuclear program. The volume chronicles U.S.–Iran relations under six American presidents and probes five options for dealing with Iran. Organized thematically, this book provides top-level briefings by 50 top experts on Iran (both Iranian and Western authors) and is a practical and accessible “go-to” resource for practitioners, policymakers, academics, and students, as well as a fascinating wealth of information for anyone interested in understanding Iran’s pivotal role in world politics.


Paperback: $24.95 $20.00
978-1-60127-084-9
 
 
Wheeler-Dealers, Legal Eagles, Bullies, and Preachers
April 2010

Informed by discussions and interviews with more than fifty seasoned foreign and American negotiators, this landmark study offers a rich and detailed portrait of the negotiating practices of American officials. Including contributions by eleven international experts, i assesses the multiple influences—cultural, institutional, historical, and political—that shape how American policymakers and diplomats approach negotiations with foreign counterparts and highlights behavioral patterns that transcend the actions of individual negotiators and administrations.


Hardback:  $55.00
978-1-60127-048-1
Paperback: $22.50 $18.00
978-1-60127-047-4
 

Forthcoming Books

See our list of new and forthcoming titles.

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