Tag: Mass Atrocity and Genocide Prevention

Featured article: 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, hides an ugly secret: The earth below […]

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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 declared mass atrocity prevention “a core […]

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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 memorializes the terms on which […]

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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 report acknowledges that there is no […]

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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 crises. S. 2551 sets out […]

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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…

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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”…

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In early June, the Department of Defense released its updated doctrine on peace operations. The doctrine now includes updated information about peace operations…

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In March, the Peacekeeping and Stability Operations Institute released its policy planning handbook on mass atrocity prevention and response operations.  The handbook was developed to aid in interagency policy making decisions dealing with mass atrocity and genocide situations…

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