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

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Speaker of the House John Boehner
By Jack Pearce | July 24, 2015 - 10:00am EDT
Let’s look at the field positions of the parties in Iran, the United States, and Israel who seem to want to kill the agreement worked out between Iran and the P5+1 coalition. First, let me address those in the Republican Party and in Israel who have expressed objections to this deal. I suggest that the basic fact is that you have won—a considerable field position—and if you kill the deal, you will lose. You can assume [...] Read More
By Jack Pearce | July 22, 2015 - 10:00am EDT
It’s time for us to act like adults. President Obama and Secretary of State John Kerry have won an agreement, which has capped nuclear enrichment potentials in Iran and removed the current prospect of war, greater sanctions and hardships for Iranians, or both. The agreement has been praised by most arms control experts and welcomed by almost all (with the exception of Israel) political entities in the world that have [...] Read More
President Sirisena at the Sri Lankan High Commission's Interfaith Ceremony, March 2015 (Courtesy of Daily FT and dbsjeyaraj.com)
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