Very Small Satellites: A Mechanism for the Early Detection of Mass Atrocities
by Dani Redmon
Swarms of blue-winged butterflies greedily cling to the tall, white, weedy beauty of the Artemisia vulgaris plant. However, beneath this carpet of alluring flora in the foothills surrounding the town of Srebrenica, Bosnia,… Read More
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
A convenient terrorism threat, Brookings
Integrating Climate Change into National Security Planning, White House
EU expresses concern over 9/11 bill, The Hill
9/11 Drove Change in Intelligence Community, NSA Chief Says, DoD News
Faulty Fingerprint Records Lead to Hundreds of Mistakes in Granting Citizenship, Government Executive
U.S. Military… Read More
The State Department has announced the release of their 2016 Atrocities Prevention Report. The report describes the targeting of and attacks against civilians, including members of religious and ethnic groups in the Middle East and in Burma, and provides an overview of the U.S. government response to these attacks.
The… 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...
In April 2012, the Atrocities Prevention Board was formed to make the prevention of genocide and mass atrocities “a core national security interest." The Center for American Progress has recently issued a report describing the APB’s record as “decidedly mixed"...
In early June, the Department of Defense released its updated doctrine on peace operations. The doctrine now includes updated information about peace operations...
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.