Decline of Westphalia in West Africa:
How Decentralized Power in West Africa Can be a Rebirth of African Identity
by Matthew D. Pride, Bryan C. Smith and Harmonie Foster
The day might soon arrive where responsible sub-state and non-state actors may rotate seats on the United Nations Security… Read More
United Nations Assistant Secretary-General Kevin M. Kennedy met with faculty and students in a professional development session Oct. 19, in Eisenhower Auditorium of the Lewis and Clark Center to discuss a variety of topics ranging from the current situation in Syria to various U.N. humanitarian and peacekeeping missions both past… 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
One Day One Action One Goal
by Zurab Elzarov
A wise man said that all great things start from small beginnings. Global partnership for effective cooperation can only be achieved when all actors at the grass-roots level share common goals and take united action on a daily basis.… Read More
Ethics Committee Model for Humanitarian Operations Planning
by Philip W. Ginder
Most hospitals and healthcare organizations have established ethics committees that deal with issues involving medical, ethical, and/or legal conflict or uncertainty. The Joint Commission, the accreditation body for the vast majority of hospitals and other ambulatory healthcare… Read More
On May 23 and 24, 9,000 government, private sector, and civil society representatives gathered in Istanbul, Turkey, for the World Humanitarian Summit. Participants included representatives from 173 United Nations (UN) member states and 55 heads of state and government, as well as thousands from the private sector, civil society, and… Read More
Last week the State Department submitted the 2016 International Narcotics Control Strategy Report (INCSR) to Congress. The two-volume report offers a comprehensive assessment of the efforts of foreign governments to reduce illicit narcotics production, trafficking and use, in keeping with their international obligations under UN treaties, while also presenting information… Read More
On September 28, President Obama addressed the United Nations (U.N.) General Assembly, where he urged a whole-of-government approach to international dilemmas. The president’s remarks touched on several international issues, including the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), the Iran Nuclear Pact, and Russia’s annexation of Crimea.
President Obama… Read More
In December, the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs released the Emergency Preparedness and Response Plan, or the EPREP. The EPREP is designed to guide interagency humanitarian action in the Pacific...
In early June, the Department of Defense released its updated doctrine on peace operations. The doctrine now includes updated information about peace operations...