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Military Analysts Argue to Close U.S. Bases Abroad

Military Analysts Argue to Close U.S. Bases Abroad

A bipartisan group of top military analysts has written to Congress and the Trump administration calling for the closure of U.S. military bases overseas, claiming the move would be an important step toward making the U.S. and the world more secure.

“The US Elected a Record Number of Women: Now they May Face Violence”

“The US Elected a Record Number of Women: Now they May Face Violence”

Recent U.S. elections saw a steep rise in female political representation. This is a vital step towards greater gender equality and inclusion, but Juliana Restrepo Sanín points out a challenge: "in a political landscape increasingly marred by violence and bigotry, how can violence against politically-active women be prevented? Ensuring that elected women have the chance to represent their constituents and advance their political agenda in equal conditions as men is imperative if the principles of democracy are to be sustained."

U.S. Moves Closer to Ending Military Support for War in Yemen

U.S. Moves Closer to Ending Military Support for War in Yemen

This week, the U.S. Senate voted to consider ending America’s role in the Saudi-led war in Yemen. Such a move would mark an end to the United States participation in a civil war that has led to the death of thousands and suffering of millions. Though, peace science warns of the lasting effects of foreign military support. 

The Lasting Consequences of Nuclear Weapons Testing

The Lasting Consequences of Nuclear Weapons Testing

A new report from Pace University calls for more assistance for nuclear weapons test survivors from the states that conducted the tests. Peace Science has shown the devastating and lasting effects of nuclear weapons testing in the Pacific.  

Engaging Armed Nonstate Actors on Humanitarian Norms & Civilian Protection

Engaging Armed Nonstate Actors on Humanitarian Norms & Civilian Protection

With the increasingly prominent role that armed nonstate actors play in violent conflict today—posing a threat, along with state actors, to civilian communities in war zones worldwide—more attention is being devoted to strategies for influencing their wartime behavior in ways that can help keep civilians safe.

In Disarmament Campaigns, the Messenger Matters

In Disarmament Campaigns, the Messenger Matters

Resonating with security elites, obtaining goals and spurring debate—if only all nuclear disarmament initiatives were effective on these levels...but they aren't. Peace Science provides insight-through disarmament campaigns from former  U.S. Statesmen like Shultz, into how the perceived legitimacy, power, and language of certain people can influence our thinking and impact policy concerning nuclear disarmament efforts.

In The United States, Right-Wing Terrorism Is On The Rise

In The United States, Right-Wing Terrorism Is On The Rise

The number of terror attacks in the U.S. known to be motivated by right-wing ideologies has grown by over 35% in the last 7 years. Peace Science has found that symbolic targets, gender relations, and threats to identity and privilege are more important to motivating right-wing terrorism than objections to policy or material or economic factors.