Blogs and Bullets

Through this initiative, USIP explores ways to utilize new analytical tools to understand the power of online discourse to both promote and prevent conflict. USIP has put on six major conferences, four in Washington D.C. (July 2010, September 2011, October 2012, February 2014) and two at Stanford University (February 2011, April 2013).

These meetings have brought together a wide range of leading academic and industry experts to evaluate the Arabic, Russian and Persian language blogospheres and conduct research into the role of new media in contentious politics. The events were held in partnership with George Washington University, Harvard University’s Berkman Center for Internet & Society, and Morningside Analytics. USIP has produced two papers that laid out a conceptual framework for analyzing the impact of new media on conflict.

2016 Events and Publications

2015 Events and Publications

2014 Events and Publications

  • Public Event: Twitter Evolutions: The Changing Role of Social Media in War and Protest
    In this half-day conference, the U.S. Institute of Peace and the George Washington University's Institute for Public Diplomacy and Global Communication hosted two panels of experts on social media's role in political protest and civil war across the Middle East and Europe as part of a discussion on the latest Blogs and Bullets report: Syria's Socially Mediated War.

2013 Events and Publications

2012 Events and Publications

2011 Events and Publications

2010 Events and Publications

2009 Events and Publications