Tag: peace-building

Featured article: Faith-Based Peacebuilding in the Former Yugoslavia by David Steele An examination of regional, civil society peacebuilding in the former Yugoslavia provides an excellent opportunity to examine reconciliation efforts and evaluate both methodology and success in light of lessons learned during the ensuing years. In this article, I will evaluate projects I personally directed […]

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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. At the conference, Dunford spoke of the need to focus […]

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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 was hosted by Dr. Karenbeth […]

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Featured article: 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 the stage for future conflict leading to […]

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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 incorporate WPS activities when working with […]

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Featured article: 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 potential recourse to violence as SOF engage in […]

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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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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

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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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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…

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