We promote projects to educate people and government officials about the full spectrum of the costs of war. We advocate for peace-building over militarism.
Congress created the U.S. Institute of Peace in 1984. USIP's 2021 budget was only
$45 million, compared to the Defense Department's budget of over $700 billion. No wonder
the U.S. Government sees conflict through the lens of warfare, not peace-building.
President Taft on war and peace, 1909: A century later, and we still haven't learned!
What the United States Institute of Peace is doing to help