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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ISIS, ISIL, Islamic State, Syria, Iraq,
September 12, 2014 - 12:00pm EDT
The Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) is continuing to gain both territory and vital resources in their quest of religious cleansing and spreading the control of their caliphate. Consequently, pressure is mounting on President Obama and the rest of the world’s leaders to step up and extinguish the violence in the area. The US has successfully conducted airstrikes against ISIS in Iraq. However, it is clear that it is [...] Read More
World Trade Center tribute in lights
September 11, 2014 - 11:30am EDT
This piece was originally published on September 11, 2011. It has been reposted to reflect on the tragic events and impacts of 9/11 and on our international strategy going forward. Ten years ago, while driving to work, I watched in horror as smoke and flames billowed from the Pentagon from across the Potomac River. Later, huddled in a basement office, our small staff overcame its fear that this was "the beginning of the [...] Read More
Ukraine, Ukraine Crisis, Russia, Putin, Poroshenko, Crimea, NATO
September 05, 2014 - 11:00am EDT
         Eastern Ukraine has been at the forefront of the news for several months now, and if the events of the last few weeks are any indication, things will continue to escalate. The conflict was heated and popular enough when the downing of MH-17 brought the situation to the world’s doorstep. Furthermore, Russia’s involvement in Ukraine threatens to rehash old cold war mantras, to the dismay of the world’s observing [...] Read More