Atrocities & Conflict Prevention

Early Warning, Early Response: Lessons from Sri Lanka

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Author: | Date: September 2013

Most community-based violence can be prevented if the right information is delivered to the right stakeholders, at the right time, in the right format, enabling the stakeholders to take the […]

Separate Tracks, Common Goals: Preventing Genocide and Conflict

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Author: | Date: September 2013

Whether through quiet resolve or vocal outrage, the chorus of people saying “never again” to genocide and mass atrocities is growing. Many in the field of conflict prevention and peacebuilding […]

Beyond the Last Resort: The US Military and Conflict Prevention

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Author: | Date: September 2013

The military’s role in preventing violent conflict is often misunderstood. Civilians, policymakers, and practitioners have argued that the military should have little to no role in prevention, a perspective that […]

Developing New Cooperative Tools for Post-Conflict Transformation

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Author: | Date: August 2013

The second issue of Building Peace, slated for release in late September, will focus on conflict prevention. We would like to give you a preview of what will be in […]

SMS for Peace: Preventing Electoral Violence in Kenya with Mobile Phones

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Author: | Date: July 2013

In 2007-8, post-election violence in Kenya spread throughout the country, claimed the lives of over 1,000 individuals, and displaced hundreds of thousands. Election-related violence had happened before in Kenya, but […]

Special Feature: Between Warning and Action: Preventing Mass Violence and Atrocities

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Author: | Date: April 2013

Since Cote d’Ivoire’s outbreak of violence in 2002, the country has been in a state of political crisis. In October 2010 the first round of the long-postponed presidential elections produced […]

Book Review: Opting Out of War: Strategies to Prevent Violent Conflict

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Author: | Date: April 2013

Book by Mary B. Anderson and Marshall Wallace Opting Out of War tells the stories of thirteen different communities around the world—in Afghanistan, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Burkina Faso, Colombia, Fiji, India, Kosovo, […]