A new tool recently developed by U.S. Africa Command (Africom) is being used to measure progress in advancing women, peace, and security (WPS). The assessment tool was developed by Cori Fleser, Africom’s gender advisor, to better integrate WPS efforts into Africom’s security cooperation activities.
Africom has made strides to better… Read More
The Use of Special Operations in Conflict Resolution: Assessing the Value of Peace Warriors
by Spencer B. Meredith, III
Special Operations Forces (SOF) can serve as conflict resolution experts in places civilian peace practitioners cannot go. While to some this may seem like a controversial claim given 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
This month the Alliance for Peacebuilding announced the launch of their new publication Building Peace: A Forum for Peace and Security in the 21st Century...
In early June, the Department of Defense released its updated doctrine on peace operations. The doctrine now includes updated information about peace operations...
The Modernizing Foreign Assistance Network was created as a result of the Presidential Policy Directive on Global Development, and advocates for more effective and accountable U.S. foreign assistance...