Protection Approaches wants to change the way the world thinks about identity-based violence and how we respond to and prevent it.
Women’s rights activists in Jordan understood that making progress on women’s rights legislation was contingent on navigating a militarized political landscape where a protectionist narrative of women’s rights would make legislation more likely to pass.
The Polish President has recently expressed a desire to increase the country's military spending and has been petitioning Washington for a permanent U.S. base and more troops. Peace Science has identified the unfortunate concessions countries often make in the name of "security".
In Argentina, protests erupt over a new U.S. "humanitarian" military base near Patagonia. Locals believe the base's real purpose is to protect U.S. interests in the region's natural resources.
The U.S. cited the HRC's criticism of Israeli violence against Palestinians and the need for HRC members to increase their commitment to human rights as their reason for leaving. Though, the track record of U.S. foreign and domestic policy reveal the hypocrisy of their withdrawal.
When host countries are less relevant to U.S. security interests, the presence of U.S. troops can lead to positive human rights practices.
The U.S. military is more likely to engage in a campaign for human rights than for security reasons, such as threats to democracy or terrorist activity.