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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Ayman Mohyeldin's Twitter photos from August 1
August 01, 2014 - 1:00pm EDT
If I began by saying that the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict is longstanding and complicated, that would be trite and tired and everything you already know. If I was to say that social media, citizen journalism, and shifting geopolitical landscapes have made the conflict both increasingly confusing and accessible, I would be guilty of the same. This summer, I didn’t plan to focus on sports as much as I have. Sports – [...] Read More
July 31, 2014 - 1:00pm EDT
Operation Protective Edge, the name given to the Israeli Defense Force’s ground assault against Hamas' military arm, is aimed at halting rocket and mortar fire on Israeli territory. In addition to cross border fire, Protective Edge is targeting a network of ground tunnels Hamas’ militants use to infiltrate Israeli territory. Whatever Israel’s intentions are, one thing is clear; the loss of life has been alarming. The [...] Read More
July 21, 2014 - 3:00pm EDT
The use of rockets by Islamic groups from Gaza toward Israel and the more deadly use of rockets and bombs by Israeli forces toward Gaza have dramatically raised the possibility of banning rocket use in the Middle East. Arms control in this region has always been difficult, as the Middle East has no equivalent of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE). As a universal organization, the United [...] Read More