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United States Withdraws From Human Rights Council, Hypocrisy Prevails

United States Withdraws From Human Rights Council, Hypocrisy Prevails

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. 

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. 

Media Leverage and the Colombian Peace Agreement

Media Leverage and the Colombian Peace Agreement

In Colombia, UN political chief urges parties to ‘stay the course’ set out in peace accord. Credibility leverage is most effective at generating durable and longer lasting peace after the agreement.