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Unintended Consequences of “Robust” UN Peace Operations

Unintended Consequences of “Robust” UN Peace Operations

An upcoming policy forum by the International Peace Institute will explore tensions between the pursuit of political solutions and the protection of civilians in the context of UN peacekeeping missions. Peace Science shows how the "robust" turn in UN peacekeeping has resulted in unintended consequences to civilians and the peacebuilding process. 

Masculinity Operates In Both U.S. And Indian Nuclear Weapon Discourses

Masculinity Operates In Both U.S. And Indian Nuclear Weapon Discourses

Masculinity operates in both U.S. and Indian nuclear weapon discourses--marking their nuclear programs as rational, responsible action engaged in strategic interdependence to meet their economic and political interests, and other programs as inadequate, irrational, or in need of supervision.  

U.S. Troops Now Directly Involved In Yemen War

U.S. Troops Now Directly Involved In Yemen War

U.S. troops now hold a direct role in the Saudi-led campaign in Yemen, diverging from previous statements from the Pentagon and Trump administration claiming U.S. support was limited to arms sales, aircraft refueling, logistics, and intelligence.

Trump Has Missed Two Deadlines for Reporting Civilian Casualties of US Wars

Trump Has Missed Two Deadlines for Reporting Civilian Casualties of US Wars

Congress requires the White House to issue an annual report on civilian casualties of US military operations. The current administration has also ignored an executive order that requires the reporting of civilians killed by drone strikes and other counterterrorism activities. Both reports were due on May 1.

Despite Israeli/U.S. Concern, The Iran Nuclear Deal Is Working & Vital

Despite Israeli/U.S. Concern, The Iran Nuclear Deal Is Working & Vital

A recent address by Israeli PM Netanyahu confirmed what the world has known for 10 years: that Iran suspended a portion of their nuclear weapons program. That program was a major reason the current nuclear deal was struck in the first place, and why its verification provisions are the most intrusive in the history of arms control agreements.