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 two hundred titles on peacebuilding, conflict analysis, and international relations. You can check out our global reach in this USIP Press Influence Map, indicating subjects covered in our recent and key publications. Please see our forthcoming and most recent books below and search for more titles by subject, title, author, or series.

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Through Diplomacy
October 2019

Focusing on three case studies in Africa, this book analyzes the utility of diplomacy in preventing election violence. After defining and identifying the key dimensions of preventive diplomacy to prevent or reduce election violence, it looks at presidential elections between 2006 and 2017 in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Kenya, and Nigeria. Drawing on personal experience, the literature, case study reviews, and expert interviews and roundtables with academics and practitioners, the book highlights conditions for the success and the failure of preventive diplomacy, offering recommendations to the international community for maximizing the efficacy of this unique tool.

December 2019
Ebook now available.

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9781601277480
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Glossary of Terms for Conflict Management and Peacebuilding
Edited by Dan Snodderly
April 2018
An extensive glossary with concise definitions of a wide range of complex and often confusing terms used in the field of peacebuilding.

December 2019
Now also available in Arabic, French, and Spanish in print and ebook.

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9781601276919
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9781601277152
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9781601277169
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9781601277107
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9781601277176
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9781601277183
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9781601277190
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9781601277206
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Strategies and Tactics for Conflict-Affected Societies
July 2017
December 2019
Now available in French in print and in ebook.

Fighting Serious Crimes is a unique resource for anyone battling serious crimes in societies seeking to avoid conflict, to escape from violence, or to recover and rebuild. Packed with practical guidance, this volume includes real-world examples from more than twenty of today’s conflict zones
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9781601276292
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9781601277770
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9781601277787
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Violence Prevention at the Polls
Edited by Jonas Claes
January 2017

Electing Peace: Violence Prevention and Impact at the Polls examines election violence prevention and assesses the impact of prevalent prevention practices as applied in five recent elections in Honduras, Bangladesh, Thailand, Malawi, and Moldova. Through these case studies and comparative research, the authors evaluate the impact of prevention programming on the level of violence.

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9781601275226
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A New U.S. Approach
March 2016

Prioritizing Security Sector Reform: A New U.S. Approach argues that security sector reform should be at the core of a new U.S. policy to strengthen the security sector capacity of countries where U.S. interests are at stake. This volume offers case studies to exemplify the context in which a new U.S. approach might be warranted, discusses other countries’ experiences with security sector reform policies, and examines how the United States should design and implement a security sector reform policy.

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9781601273130
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9781601275721
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Illuminating the Unseen
September 2015

Women, Religion, and Peacebuilding: Illuminating the Unseen examines the obstacles and opportunities that women religious peace builders face as they navigate both the complex conflicts they are seeking to resolve and the power dynamics in the institutions they must deal with in order to accomplish their goals.

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9781601272928
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January 2015

In the midst of a global political shift where power moves from central institutions to smaller, more disbursed units, "Managing Conflict in a World Adrift" features lessons in contemporary theory and practice of conflict management. In this volume, forty of the world's leading analysts of international affairs provide innovative thinking about the relationship between political, social, and economic change and the outbreak and spread of conflict—and what this means in practical terms.

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9781601272225
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July 2014

NATO's Balancing Act evaluates the alliance’s performance of its three core tasks—collective defense, crisis management, and cooperative security—and reviews its members’ efforts to achieve the right balance among them. Yost considers NATO's role in the evolving global security environment and its implications for collective defense and crisis management in the Balkans, Afghanistan, Africa, Libya, and elsewhere.

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9781601272027
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9781601272034
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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.

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9781601271914
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9781601271921
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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."

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9781601271464
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9781601273161
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