Atrocities & Conflict Prevention

Book Review: Give Peace a Chance

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Book by David Hamburg and Eric Hamburg It thus offers an elaborate response to the question of what we can do to reduce the chances for violence and increase the […]

Reminders of the Promise: Civil Society and the Responsibility to Protect

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In 2005 governments worldwide made a historic commitment to prevent and halt genocide, war crimes, crimes against humanity, and ethnic cleansing by unanimously agreeing to the responsibility to protect (R2P). […]

A Living Reality? The Responsibility to Protect and the Prevention of Genocide and Mass Atrocities

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At the 2005 World Summit, the UN General Assembly unanimously adopted the concept of responsibility to protect (R2P). World leaders agreed that they each had to protect their own populations […]

Bringing Up the Child: Local Conflict Prevention Mechanisms in Kenya

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The Elder Community Growing up in Kenya’s beautiful rural areas, I was fascinated by the power of the elders, a group of old wise men sitting under a tree delivering […]

Letting the Other In: Conflict Prevention in Myanmar

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Kyoko Okumoto, a well-respected Japanese peacebuilder, once said to me, “I firmly believe that to be an effective peacebuilder you need to be able to trust.” By trust she did […]

Film Review: A Whisper to a Roar

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In a globalized world, when leaders in Asia make a declaration, it is almost immediately heard in the Americas. Likewise, social activism and ideas can spread rapidly across borders, as […]

Overcoming Obstacles to Peace

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In a new RAND Corporation study of nation-building—Overcoming Obstacles to Peace: Local Factors in Nation-Building—we analyze the impediments that local conditions pose to interventions aimed at stabilizing conflict-affected areas. Previous […]

The Business of Preventing Armed Conflict

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Preventing armed conflict might seem like a task only state agencies and civil society organizations are interested in, but businesses in conflict-prone areas are equally, if not more, interested in […]

Peacebuilding by the Numbers

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From Promise to Reality: The U.S. Experiment in Emerging Genocide Prevention Systems

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Because remembrance without resolve is a hollow gesture. Awareness without action changes nothing. In this sense, “never again” is a challenge to us all—to pause and to look within. —President […]