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Bridget Conley wrote a new post, Civilians reap what others sow: a commentary on today’s news round-up, on the site Reinventing Peace 2 weeks, 5 days ago
The news this week is particularly bad and worth highlighting not only for what it says about threats to civilians today, but how it might imply different strategies for civilian protection. Taken together, these stories suggest that there is an enormous protection gap where hubris once offered military intervention and promises of state-building…[Read more]
The New York Times this morning has an article that begs attention–not only for what it says about the mercenary (i.e. “private security”) firm formerly known as Blackwater, then Academi, merged with Triple […]
Bridget Conley wrote a new post, Rights on Display: Museums and Human Rights Claims, on the site Reinventing Peace 3 months, 3 weeks ago
Below is an excerpt from my chapter in the newly published volume The Human Rights Paradox: Universality and Its Discontents, ed. by Steve J. Stern and Scott Straus.
On April 22, 1993, President Bill Clinton […]
World peace today is too often viewed as a topic of the fuzzy-headed; serious people speak of security, stability or conflict resolution. This was not always the case. We are launching a regular blog feature […]
Bridget Conley wrote a new post, Setting the Agenda for Evidence-Based Research on Ending Mass Atrocities, on the site Reinventing Peace 5 months, 1 week ago
WPF staff Bridget Conley-Zilkic and Alex de Waal have published a new essay on ending mass atrocities in the Journal of Genocide Research (2014, 16:1, 55-76). Some excerpts are below and the full essay may be […]
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Bridget Conley wrote a new post, Subjects of Mass Atrocities: “Get out of my frame”, on the site Reinventing Peace 7 months, 1 week ago
Raoul Hilberg’s work on the Holocaust introduced into historical analysis of atrocity a set of subject positions borrowed from the language of criminal law—perpetrator and victim—augmented with a term to capture […]
Bridget Conley wrote a new post, Subjects of Mass Atrocities: Civilians and Populations, on the site Reinventing Peace 7 months, 2 weeks ago
It would be unreasonable to argue that there are inherent contradictions between the idea of protecting “civilians” and protecting “populations”—and yet today there is an effort to separate these terms for […]
Bridget Conley wrote a new post, Subjects of Mass Atrocities: Ethnic, National, Racial or Religious Groups, on the site Reinventing Peace 7 months, 3 weeks ago
This essay is part two of a series on “Who is the subject of mass atrocities?” Part one can be found here.
Studying violence under the rubric of genocide offers one contribution above all others: attention to the […]
Does it matter if the subject of mass atrocities is named as: an ethnic, national, racial or religious group; civilian; population; perpetrator, victim, bystander or rescuer; or something else? These are some of […]
Bridget Conley wrote a new post, World Peace Foundation releases Occasional Paper on Gender, Conflict, and Peace, on the site Reinventing Peace 9 months, 1 week ago
The World Peace Foundation is pleased to introduce the Occasional Paper series, through which we will feature research on topics related to conflict and peace. Our first Occasional Paper series publication is […]
Bridget Conley wrote a new post, Clan Cleansing in Somalia: The Ruinous Turn of 1991 (2013), on the site Reinventing Peace 9 months, 2 weeks ago
History of the Project: Stage One
This project started as research into Somali popular culture about Somali civil war violence. This study led to the insight that the most ‘prestigious’ and ‘legitimate’ […]
Bridget Conley wrote a new post, An underground independent newspaper launched in Eritrea, on the site Reinventing Peace 10 months, 1 week ago
(Asmara Sept 18 2013) Freedom Friday Movement (Arbi Harnet), announced today that their underground newspaper started circulations on the streets of Asmara today, 12 years after the day the government banned all […]
Bridget Conley wrote a new post, Full text: Sir William’s “letter on the perils of intervention”, on the site Reinventing Peace 10 months, 2 weeks ago
As we have cited Sir William Harcourt’s letter, “A letter on the perils of intervention” (1863) in several prominent pieces, we felt that it was worth publishing the full text
Bridget Conley wrote a new post, A community debates Syria: The Fletcher School in the News , on the site Reinventing Peace 10 months, 3 weeks ago
Let’s return to the immediate aftermath of the deployment of chemical weapons on rebel-held areas of Syria attack on August 21, 2013.
Given the Obama administration’s previously stated “red line” that a […]
Thank you for your comment. Peace is not too high a goal; only through pursuit of this goal will any real civilian protection be possible. As many others have noted, more civilians have died from conventional than […]
Stephen Weissman’s opinion piece, “Congress Needs to Assert Itself on Syria and Foreign Policy” appeared Roll Call on September 4, 2013.
Congress’ consideration of President Barack Obama’s proposal for […]
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