Peace & Conflict Prevention

Although many believe that war is inevitable, there are steps that nations can take to foster peace and security around the world and to eliminate the possibility of war. We blog on and advocate solutions around peacekeeping, genocide prevention, the "Responsibility to Protect", civilian protection, arms control, and current conflicts and hot spots around the globe.

Latest Campaigns

A UN Rapid Deployment Force will allow the United Nations to protect civilians and undertake humanitarian missions more quickly, saving more lives.
Women, Peace and Security Act of 2015 ensures the promotion of women's meaningful inclusion and participation in mediation and negotiation processes in order to prevent, mitigate, or resolve violent conflict. The bill supports the National Action Plan, which was created in response to UN Security Council resolution 1325.
Spending hundreds of billions on nukes makes no sense. It's insane.
Accession to the International Criminal Court by both Palestine and Israel would be a crucial step toward accountability and justice for all

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News and Updates

By Jennifer Welden | August 21, 2015 - 10:00am EDT
Senators Barbara Boxer (D-CA), Mark Kirk (R-IL), and Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) recently introduced the Women, Peace, and Security (WPS) Act of 2015 “to ensure [the] promotion of women's meaningful inclusion and participation in mediation and negotiation processes in order to prevent, mitigate, or resolve violent conflict.” If passed, this would be a huge step forward in a world where less than 30 percent of senior positions  [...] Read More
P5+1 Leaders and Iranian Foreign Minister Zarif Following Negotiations About Future of Iran's Nuclear Program
By Jack Pearce | August 14, 2015 - 10:00am EDT
The P5+1 Iran Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action is vital for reducing the risk of nuclear militarization and for allowing Iran to operate much more freely in international commerce—to pump more oil and gas, buy more freely abroad, entertain more direct foreign investment, etc. From the world’s perspective, the deal opens up much more international commerce with Iran. But there is a broader perspective as well. In the [...] Read More
Under Secretary Wendy Sherman in Chile
By Shirley Davis | August 10, 2015 - 2:00pm EDT
As Women’s Action for New Directions (WAND) points out, The ultimate goals of peace and security are more attainable when women are represented at the tables of power. Enter Wendy Sherman, Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs, a paramount figure in getting the Iran deal across the finish line and in turn averting a catastrophic military conflict. Far away, a young Afghan woman, educated at a PA university, is [...] Read More