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To: The U.S. Institute of Peace

Ask the U.S. Institute of Peace to Work for Peace

Reason for signing

  • The U.S. needs to develop a new awareness of its mission in the world that does not revolve around problem solving through violent conflict. USIP could start by widely publicizing the basic findings of USIP staffer Maria Stephan and Erica Chenoweth in their 2011 book, Why Civil Resistance Works, which documents the considerably superior strategic effectiveness of nonviolent conflict in establishing democracies and preventing relapses into civil conflict.