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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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
us, airstrikes, strategy, islamic state, isis, isil, syria, assad
November 14, 2014 - 12:00pm EST
By now you may be familiar with the Islamic State and their mission to create a caliphate under Sharia law. You may also be aware that the US’s strategy of conducting airstrikes to halt their advances is not going too well. Recently I attended an event at the Elliott School of International Affairs at George Washington University (of which I am a graduate student) concerning the inevitability of a change in US strategy [...] Read More
Eastern Ukrainian Rebels carrying out a ballot box (Photo Credit: New York Times)
November 05, 2014 - 4:00pm EST
This past weekend, residents in Eastern Ukraine went to the polls to vote in leaders to pave the way for independent states in this war-torn region. Thousands came out to support creating an autonomous region with closer ties to Russia. The elections further illustrate the extreme differences felt by the people in Ukraine, raising tensions in the current conflict and worsening the relations between Russia and the West. [...] Read More