Civilian Protection

Conflict Zones and Human Rights

The absence of the rule of law in conflict zones endangers the security and dignity of the local population. Stimson experts create and refine strategies to protect civilians and examine how civilian expertise can be used to prevent future violence against civilians.

Current Research

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 READ MORE

July 17, 2018 | EXPERT: Rachel Stohl , EXPERT: Shannon Dick

By Rachel Stohl, Shannon Dick, and Cassandra Cronin READ MORE

January 10, 2018 | EXPERT: Rachel Stohl

January 10, 2018 | EXPERT: Rachel Stohl

International arms sales represent an enduring and prominent feature of American foreign policy. The United States sells or licenses the sale of weapons to other governments to advance its foreign policy, security, and economic interests. READ MORE

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. READ MORE

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 READ MORE

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