Conflict Zones and Human Rights

Conflict Zones and Human Rights

War and failure of security institutions leads to crises and abuses affecting local civilian populations. Stimson experts develop effective measures to prevent and respond to violence as well as work toward creating effective and accountable security institutions.

 

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Current Research

September 30, 2019 | EXPERT: David Mozersky , EXPERT: Victoria K. Holt

This report is part of Powering Peace, a joint initiative of Energy Peace Partners and the Stimson Center. READ MORE

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

June 7, 2018 | EXPERT: Rachel Stohl

Drones have become a mainstay of U.S. counterterrorism operations and national security policy writ large. READ MORE

April 12, 2018 | EXPERT: Richard Ponzio

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. READ MORE

February 23, 2018 | EXPERT: Richard Ponzio

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres’ much anticipated Report on Peacebuilding and Sustaining Peace was recently released, in the 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

September 25, 2017 | EXPERT: Agnieszka Paczynska

South Africa’s story as an emerging donor, and an increasing force to reckon with in development partnerships and enterprises, particularly in conflict and post-conflict countries is increasingly being recognized by scholars as well as members of the international community. READ MORE

September 25, 2017 | EXPERT: Agnieszka Paczynska

The tallest building in Ethiopia, the African Union’s (AU) sleek new headquarters, is perhaps the most symbolic of Chinese involvement in overseas peace and security affairs. READ MORE

September 25, 2017 | EXPERT: Agnieszka Paczynska

Haiti, the most fragile and poorest state in the Americas, is plagued by recurring political conflicts and a vicious cycle of instability and violence. After 30 years of a transition from dictatorship to more open and inclusive governance, the democratic process in Haiti remains very unsteady. READ MORE

September 25, 2017 | EXPERT: Agnieszka Paczynska

Kuwait’s self-perception as a humanitarian and benevolent country is often at odds with public opinion of Muslim countries in the West, which remains focused on the financing of terrorism, the propagation of Islam, and other “undemocratic” political positions. This policy brief will discuss the h 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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