In April the Hague Institute for Global Justice released a report assessing the Obama administration’s efforts in mass atrocity and genocide prevention. The report identifies lessons for the Trump administration as well as other governments and non-state actors who share the goal of preventing and stopping mass atrocities.
President Obama… Read More
Evaluation of Current Risk Assessment Models for Genocide and Mass Atrocity
by Kathryn Gillum
Genocide and other atrocity crimes (war crimes and crimes against humanity) are not only a curse to those directly involved, but also a burden on all of humanity. Under the United Nations’ (UN) 2005… Read More
Inside this issue:
NORAD: A Model to Address Gaps in U.S.-Mexico Security Coordination
by Patti Bielling
The Tumultuous Recent History of U.S. Stabilization
and Reconstruction Efforts: The Way Ahead?
by David A. Anderson
Civil Affairs History and Doctrine:
From Military Government to Interagency Partner
by Thomas R. Geisinger
Moral… Read More
May 19, 2016
The United States Holocaust Memorial and Museum will host Partners in Prevention: A Global Forum on Ending Genocide on May 19, 2016. The forum brings together international policymakers and experts to discuss atrocity prevention coordination, best practices, and future agendas for domestic and international atrocity prevention efforts.… Read More
Earlier this month Senators Ben Cardin (D-MD) and Thom Tillis (R-NC) introduced the Genocide and Atrocities Prevention Act of 2016, S. 2551. The act aims to help prevent acts of genocide and mass atrocities, which threaten national and international security, by enhancing U.S. civilian capacities to prevent and mitigate such… Read More
Under Secretary for Civilian Security, Democracy, and Human Rights Sarah Sewell recently spoke at the Council on Foreign Relations on the origin, purpose, and progress of the Atrocities Preventions Board...
Inside this issue: A New Era of Conflict Resolution, by Roméo A. Dallaire; The Military Profession and Counter-Genocide Leadership, by Michael H. Hoffman; The Killing Fields, Ethnic Cleansing, and Genocide in Europe, Hal Elliott Wert ...and much more.
The White House released the fact sheet for a comprehensive strategy to prevent and respond to mass atrocities. The strategy stems from an August 2011 Presidential Study Directive...
In March, the Peacekeeping and Stability Operations Institute released its policy planning handbook on mass atrocity prevention and response operations. The handbook was developed to aid in interagency policy making decisions dealing with mass atrocity and genocide situations...
Sixty-six years since the Holocaust and 17 years after Rwanda, the United States still lacks a comprehensive policy framework and a corresponding interagency mechanism for preventing and responding to mass atrocities and genocide. This has left the United States ill prepared to engage early, proactively, and decisively to prevent threats from evolving into large-scale civilian atrocities...