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
Inside this issue:
The Economics of Trade and National Security
David A. Anderson
Enabling Tax Payments: A Novel Approach to Reducing
Violence and Poverty in El Salvador
Very Small Satellites: A Mechanism for
the Early Detection of Mass Atrocities
Understanding the Challenges and Stakeholders
in… 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
On May 18 the White House released an Executive Order that presents a comprehensive approach to atrocity prevention and response. The Executive Order continues the interagency Atrocities Prevention Board that was established via Presidential Study Directive-10 in 2012; lays out support from executive departments, agencies, and offices; and updates and… 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
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
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...
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...