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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Fatou Bensouda, ICC Prosecutor at the first appearance hearing of Dominic Ongwen on 26 January 2015 at the International Criminal Court in The Hague ©ICC-CPI
March 02, 2015 - 2:00pm EST
In a time where horrible atrocities continue seemingly unabated in Nigeria, Syria, South Sudan, and beyond, we find ourselves wondering whether our global institutions could be doing more to prevent them. Take, for instance, the International Criminal Court. In the preamble to the Rome Statute in which it was founded, it is said to be both “[d]etermined to put an end to impunity for the perpetrators of these crimes and… [...] Read More
Courtesy of Sri Lanka Embassy in US
February 13, 2015 - 10:00am EST
Recently elected Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena is seeking reconciliation after the end of Sri Lanka’s brutal civil war, which lasted from 1983 to 2009. His predecessor Mahinda Rajapaksa is credited with ending the war, but the social conditions that led to it, including the discrimination and persecution against the Tamil population, continue to exist. Rajapaksa refused international inquiries into the human [...] Read More
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