United States Institute of Peace (USIP)
The USIP provides the analysis, training and tools that prevent and end conflicts, promotes stability and professionalizes the field of peacebuilding.” USIP is an organization who works toward preventing and resolving violent international conflicts, promoting post-conflict stability and development, and increasing conflict management capacity, tools, and intellectual capital worldwide.
USIP works around the globe on programs which include operating on-the-ground in zones of conflict, performing cutting edge research, identifying best practices and developing innovative peacebuilding tools, training on conflict management, educating high school and college students, and supporting policymakers. Their work can be seen around the world in areas such as Iraq, Afghanistan, Europe, Russia, the Middle East, the Balkans, and Africa.
USIP Special Report: Provincial Reconstruction Teams in Iraq Robert M. Perito
This report examines the U.S. experience with PRTs in Iraq, notes shortcomings, and suggests ways they could be more effective.
USIP Special Report: PRTs in Iraq(MAR 07).pdf