Representatives from 83 nations participated in the third annual Counter Violent Extremist Organizations Chiefs of Defense Conference hosted by chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Marine Corps General Joe Dunford. The event, held in October, included U.S. combatant commanders and commanders of counterterrorism operations from around the world.
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Brigadier General (Ret.) Wendell Chris King, Ph.D., P.E., Dean Emeritus of the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College (CGSC) addressed students and faculty from the University of Saint Mary’s (USM) on September 21, the International Day of Peace, as part of the Simons Center Distinguished Speaker Series. The presentation… Read More
Disenfranchisement Breeds Conflict
by Benjamin E. Birtles
Conflict arises from various sources of competition loosely categorized as either realistic or non-realistic. Disenfranchisement increases group stress leading to increased non-realistic conflict sources, thereby contributing to a higher probability of physical violence. Forcibly implementing political systems that cause disenfranchisement sets… Read More
June 26, 2018 – June 27, 2018
The Stabilization Symposium will be held at George Washington University in Washington, D.C., from June 26 to June 27, 2018. The summit will delve into how a single definition of stability is applied across U.S. government and its partners, how to coordinate and… Read More
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...