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July 18, 2018 | EXPERT: Victoria K. Holt

The 2018 NATO summit in Brussels focused heavily on strong defense and deterrence, with emphasis on counterterrorism operations.  In advance, NATO commissioned an article, Preparing to Protect: Advice on Implementing NATO's Protection of Civilian Policy, by Marla Keenan and Stimson Disti

May 9, 2018 | EXPERT: Richard Ponzio

On April 24 the Missions of Nigeria and Canada to the United Nations, the Savannah Center for Diplomacy, Democracy, and Development (Abuja), the Instituto Igarapé (Rio de Janeiro), the Alliance for Peacebuilding (Washington, D.C.), the UN 2020 Initiative (Ottawa), and the Stimson Center (Washingt

March 13, 2018 | EXPERT: Aditi Gorur

A fundamental principle of United Nations (U.N.) peacekeeping is that missions deploy only with the consent of the main parties to a conflict, including the host-state government.

August 30, 2017 | EXPERT: Haidi Scarlet Willmot

The United Nations (U.N.) is mandated and resourced to prevent and respond to mass human suffering caused by conflict, natural disaster, and disease. Yet it is often criticized for failing to act in a timely way.

August 28, 2017 | EXPERT: Aditi Gorur

Statement — Briefing on Democratic Republic of the Congo: An Update Aditi Gorur Director, Protecting Civilians in Conflict Program, Stimson Center House Foreign Affairs Committee Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission Washington, DC

August 10, 2017 | EXPERT: Jesse Marks

By Jesse Marks

July 14, 2017 | EXPERT: Richard Ponzio , EXPERT: William Durch

7 July 2017 – New York: The Permanent Mission of the State of Qatar to the United Nations, the Savannah Centre for Diplomacy, Democracy & Development, and the Stimson Center convened an informal scoping discussion at Columbia University Law School with members of the UN Group of Friends for S

July 11, 2017 | EXPERT: Jesse Marks

The former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations, Samantha Power, called them “starve, surrender and slaughter” tactics.

July 6, 2017 | EXPERT: Jesse Marks

As Russia’s “de-escalation plan” for the ongoing war in Syria takes effect, neighboring countries are keen to return massive Syrian refugee populations to the four safe zones that the plan establishes in the western part of the country.

June 19, 2017 | EXPERT: Aditi Gorur , EXPERT: Madeline Vellturo

Since 2014, MINUSCA — the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in the Central African Republic — has worked to protect civilians and keep the peace.

June 11, 2017 | EXPERT: Jesse Marks

Early last month, Russia put forward a “de-escalation” plan for Syria under which major opposition-held territories in western parts of the country, including northwestern Idlib province, northern Homs countryside, the eastern Ghouta suburb of Damascus, and parts of southern Syria, would become s

May 19, 2017 | EXPERT: James Siebens , EXPERT: Jesse Marks

December 20, 2016

Informed by the findings and recommendations of the Commission on Global Security, Justice & Governance, Professor Ibrahim G

October 20, 2016

The UN peacekeeping mission in Mali, MINUSMA, was authorized in 2013 to support peace and stability in Mali. The core of MINUSMA’s mandate is to support the Agreement on Peace and Reconciliation in Mali that resulted from the Algiers negotiations.

October 12, 2016

Violence against civilians in the Central African Republic (CAR) is complex, driven by numerous conflicts at different levels. A national-level peace agreement may contribute to stability, but cannot fully address these diverse conflict drivers. Efforts by the U.N.
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