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Published: Thu, 08 Dec 2016 13:18:26 -0500

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How Women’s Participation in Conflict Prevention and Resolution Advances U.S. Interests

Mon, 24 Oct 2016 12:28:42 -0400

A growing body of research suggests that standard peace and security processes routinely overlook a critical strategy that could reduce conflict and advance stability: the inclusion of women. 

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Understanding the Roots of Conflict in South Sudan

Wed, 14 Sep 2016 11:45:22 -0400

South Sudan’s civil war is the result of a weakly institutionalized state and may require the African Union’s intervention to find peace and stability, says expert Alex de Waal.

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Religious Persecution in the Middle East

Tue, 09 Feb 2016 16:00:07 -0500

Andrew Doran, senior advisor to In Defense of Christians, discusses the historical and cultural context of Christianity in the Middle East and provides an overview of the persecution faced by Christians and other religious groups in the region.

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UN Security Council Resolution 2257: Renewal of the Mandate of the UN Disengagement Observer Force

Tue, 22 Dec 2015 11:33:00 -0500

This resolution extends the mandate of the United Nations Disengagement Observer Force (UNDOF) until 30 June 2016. Since 1974, UNDOF has monitored the ceasefire between Israeli and Syrian forces.

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UN General Assembly: Declaration of Leaders' Summit on Peacekeeping

Mon, 28 Sep 2015 11:10:30 -0400

On September 28, 2015, the UN Peacekeeping Summit met during the UN General Assembly. U.S. President Barack Obama spoke and announced new presidential guidance to expand U.S. support in UN peacekeeping. The summit also affirmed the recommendations of the High Level Independent Panel on Peace Operations from September 11, 2015, which includes addressing sexual abuse of civilians by peacekeeping personnel.

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Peace Operations in Africa

Wed, 09 Sep 2015 12:00:34 -0400

Paul D. Williams discusses peace operations in Africa, as part of CFR's Academic Conference Call series.

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Report of the Secretary General: The Future of United Nations Peace Operations

Wed, 02 Sep 2015 11:26:51 -0400

The UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon released this report (A/70/357-S/2015/682) on September 2, 2015, following a June 2015 report from the High-level Independent Panel on Peace Operations (A/70/95–S/2015/446).

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UN Resolution 2232: Somalia

Tue, 28 Jul 2015 13:48:27 -0400

This resolution was adopted on July 28, 2015, and extends the length of the UN Assistance Mission in Somalia (UNSOM) until March 30, 2016. One reason for the extension is for UNSOM to help monitor the 2016 electoral process in Somalia.

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Increase U.S. Presence in African Peace Operations, Argues Author of New CFR Report

Mon, 18 May 2015 06:37:34 -0400

With nearly 110,000 uniformed deployed “blue helmets” worldwide, the number of UN peacekeepers at a record high and most are in Africa. Paul D. Williams argues that increased U.S. involvement and leadership is necessary to combat the "untenable" situation facing UN peace operations in Africa. 

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Four Questions-And Answers-About U.S. Support of Peacekeeping in Africa

Fri, 15 May 2015 13:27:58 -0400

The United States provides the greatest financial support to peace operations in Africa. Drawing on a new Council Special Report, Paul D. Williams discusses the United States’ efforts to “shape the strategic direction and design of peace operations on the continent.”

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Enhancing U.S. Support for Peace Operations in Africa

Thu, 14 May 2015 09:47:17 -0400

In a new Council Special Report, Enhancing U.S. Support for Peace Operations in Africa, Paul D. Williams argues that greater U.S. involvement is necessary to enhance the quality and success of peacekeeping missions.

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UN Resolution 2217: Extension of the Mandate of MINUSCA

Tue, 28 Apr 2015 14:40:05 -0400

This resolution was adopted April 28, 2015, and extends the mandate of UN Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in the Central African Republic (MINUSCA) until April 30, 2016.

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Remarks by Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon at UN University

Mon, 16 Mar 2015 10:45:40 -0400

On March 16, 2015, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon spoke at UN University on the seventieth anniversary of the United Nations. He discussed the current security landscape, including crises in Syria and Ukraine and tensions in the Asia-Pacific, peacekeeping efforts, and his appointment of the first envoy to youth.

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Package of Measures for the Implementation of the Minsk Agreements

Thu, 12 Feb 2015 09:42:19 -0500

Leaders from Germany, France, Russia, and Ukraine met in Belarus to negotiate a ceasefire between Ukrainian troops and separatists. The ceasefire takes effect February 15, 2015, and outlines the withdrawl of heavy weapons and constitutional reform to provide more automony to groups in the Donetsk and Luhansk, regions in eastern Ukraine.

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Four Ways the U.S. Can Help the African Union Stand on Its Own

Tue, 18 Nov 2014 10:16:56 -0500

A united and capable Africa appeals to both regional players and Washington, which increasingly views violence within Africa’s many fragile states as enabling conditions for terrorists with growing global ambitions. By Stewart M. Patrick

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Why Israel Fears Containment of a Nuclear Iran

Wed, 21 May 2014 14:58:58 -0400

Research Associate Uri Sadot and co-author Avner Golov lay out a case for why Israelis are reluctant to accept a containment of a nuclear Iran.
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UN Resolution 2149: Central African Republic

Thu, 10 Apr 2014 14:07:50 -0400

This resolution was adopted April 10, 2014, and established the UN Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in the Central African Republic (MINUSCA). The mission was responsible for protecting civilians and their human rights, contributing to the political transition process, and assisting in Disarmament, Demobilization, Reintegration and Repatriation efforts. UN Resolution 2217 extended MINUSCA until April 30, 2016.

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Despite Growing Opposition, AKP Remains the Dominant Force in Turkish Politics

Wed, 09 Apr 2014 09:50:45 -0400

In the past year, Turkey's prime minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan and his ruling AKP party have faced mass protests in Istanbul and other major cities, a widely publicized corruption scandal with deep roots in the party leadership, and a backlash over attempts to censor Twitter and other media. Despite these scandals and growing dissatisfaction with his administration, the AKP managed to win a plurality in the most recent municipal elections.

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Despite Growing Opposition, AKP Remains the Dominant Force in Turkish Politics

Mon, 07 Apr 2014 13:00:36 -0400

In the past year, Turkey's prime minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan and his ruling AKP party have faced mass protests in Istanbul and other major cities, a widely publicized corruption scandal with deep roots in the party leadership, and a backlash over attempts to censor Twitter and other media. Despite these scandals and growing dissatisfaction with his administration, the AKP managed to win a plurality in the most recent municipal elections.

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Despite Growing Opposition, AKP Remains the Dominant Force in Turkish Politics

Mon, 07 Apr 2014 13:00:29 -0400

In the past year, Turkey's prime minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan and his ruling AKP party have faced mass protests in Istanbul and other major cities, a widely publicized corruption scandal with deep roots in the party leadership, and a backlash over attempts to censor Twitter and other media. Despite these scandals and growing dissatisfaction with his administration, the AKP managed to win a plurality in the most recent municipal elections.

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Despite Growing Opposition, AKP Remains the Dominant Force in Turkish Politics

Mon, 07 Apr 2014 13:00:29 -0400

In the past year, Turkey's prime minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan and his ruling AKP party have faced mass protests in Istanbul and other major cities, a widely publicized corruption scandal with deep roots in the party leadership, and a backlash over attempts to censor Twitter and other media. Despite these scandals and growing dissatisfaction with his administration, the AKP managed to win a plurality in the most recent municipal elections.

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Update on the Israeli-Palestinian Peace Process

Wed, 26 Feb 2014 15:00:50 -0500

CFR Senior Fellow Elliott Abrams leads a conversation on U.S. policy toward the Israeli-Palestinian peace process, as part of CFR's Religion and Foreign Policy Conference Call series.


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Update on the Israeli-Palestinian Peace Process

Wed, 26 Feb 2014 15:00:01 -0500

CFR Senior Fellow Elliott Abrams leads a conversation on U.S. policy toward the Israeli-Palestinian peace process, as part of CFR's Religion and Foreign Policy Conference Call series.

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CNA's Independent Assessment of the Afghan National Security Forces

Fri, 24 Jan 2014 09:15:30 -0500

The 2013 National Defense Authorization Act required an independent assessment of the Afghan National Security Forces. The Department of Defense selected the Center for Naval Analyses (CNA), whose Center for Strategic Studies provided this report on January 24, 2014.

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UN Security Council Resolution 1325: Women, Peace, and Security

Fri, 18 Oct 2013 09:25:07 -0400

This UN resolution was adopted on October 31, 2000; it was the first UN resolution regarding women, peace, and security and "urges all actors to increase the participation of women and incorporate gender perspectives in all United Nations peace and security efforts." On October 18, 2013, the resolution was reviewed and it was requested that an annual report be published on member states progress in implementing Resolutions 1325 and 2122.

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Transparency International: Corruption and Peacekeeping: Strengthening Peacekeeping and the United Nations

Thu, 10 Oct 2013 12:56:19 -0400

"The entire success of an international intervention can be put in jeopardy if corruption is not addressed early on in the process. Corruption in conflict can perpetuate violence and opens the door to organised crime. Yet guidance on preventing corruption is largely absent from almost everything to do with peacekeeping."

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Syria Needs Peacekeepers, Not Missile Strikes

Mon, 09 Sep 2013 13:41:53 -0400

"American diplomatic muscle should be brought to bear on our allies to work with Russia and Iran," writes Ed Husain about U.S. strategy in Syria.

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Media Call on Middle East Peace Talks with Robert M. Danin

Wed, 31 Jul 2013 10:52:27 -0400

Council on Foreign Relations Senior Fellow Robert M. Danin, a former senior State Department and National Security Council official with more than twenty years of Middle East experience, discussed progress during peace talks between Israel and Palestine on a media conference call.

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Secretary Kerry's Remarks on the Middle East Peace Process Talks, July 2013

Tue, 30 Jul 2013 15:35:19 -0400

On July 30, 2013, Secretary of State John Kerry, Israeli Justice Minister Tzipi Livni, and Palestinian Chief Negotiator Saeb Erekat discuss the previous night's first meeting in restarted Israel-Palestine negotiations.(image)



Egypt Risks the Fire of Radicalism

Wed, 03 Jul 2013 11:25:53 -0400

"Bringing down Morsi has consequences far beyond Egypt," writes Ed Husain.

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How can the United States help support peace in Macedonia and the Balkans?

Wed, 19 Jun 2013 09:29:03 -0400

The Balkans region in southern Europe has been unsettled since the dismantling of Ottoman dominance there in the late nineteenth century. During the twentieth century, ethnic and sectarian tensions not infrequently brought war to the region, most recently during the 1990s amid the breakup of Yugoslavia. The United States played a significant role in bringing peace to Bosnia in 1995 and to Kosovo in 1999, but the region faces continued instability.

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