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.

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Syrian Refugee Camp (Photo courtesy of Huffington Post)
December 10, 2014 - 10:00am EST
Since the start of the horrendous civil war attempting to overthrow President Bashar Al-Assad in Syria, the neighbors of Syria—Jordan, Lebanon, and Turkey in particular—have seen endless lines of refugees cross their borders seeking safety. Many travel night and day to reach these countries. Their faces tell the story of war; fatigued, exhausted, broken, these refugees arrive in overcrowded camps that are unprepared to [...] Read More
Secretary of State John Kerry and others at Iran nuclear talks. (Photo courtesy of Reuters)
December 03, 2014 - 12:00pm EST
For the past couple of months, negotiations have been taking place between the West and Iran on Iran’s nuclear program. These negotiations have serious implications that are critical to fostering a lasting peace in the region and preventing further conflict. Despite the goals these negotiations aim to accomplish, a deal between these two conflicting sides has not been reached and has instead been pushed back for another [...] Read More
Chinese ship attacking a Vietnamese ship (Photo courtesy of CNN)
November 19, 2014 - 4:00pm EST
Marked with glamour and excitement, China’s capital Beijing has not held such a monumental event since hosting the 2008 Olympics. World leaders and foreign dignitaries recently attended the Asian-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summit to discuss trade agreements and increase regional cooperation. Although many agreements were reached between countries, the summit was marked with high tension due to China’s aggressive [...] Read More