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


News and Updates

President Sirisena at the Sri Lankan High Commission's Interfaith Ceremony, March 2015 (Courtesy of Daily FT and
By Hiram Helfman | July 03, 2015 - 10:00am EDT
It has been nearly half a year since Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena was elected to office, and he and his administration have been seeking the path of reconciliation ever since. Unfortunately, it’s going to be a slow process that will take generations to achieve. The beginning is going to be frustrating for everyone involved, especially for those who suffered the most. I reported in February that Sirisena [...] Read More
By Rene Wadlow | June 08, 2015 - 10:00am EDT
The continued aggression of Saudi Arabia against civilians in Yemen, and the use of cluster munitions in violation of the UN Convention highlight the relations among human rights, arms control, and conflict resolution through good-faith negotiations. After a very short humanitarian ceasefire and proposed negotiations in Geneva aborted, the geopolitical situation in and around Yemen is largely unchanged. With the armed [...] Read More
Iraq Elected Vice-President of the NPT Review Conference (Courtesy of
By Rene Wadlow | June 01, 2015 - 10:00am EDT
As Winston Churchill once quipped, “God so loved the world that he did not send a committee.” The Drafting Committee of the Review Conference on the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons (NPT) was unable to draft an outcome document. Even with last-minute efforts of the Conference President and the UN Disarmament Secretariat to smooth over all controversial wording in the document, there was no consensus. In [...] Read More