The debate over the increase in civilian casualties caused by the U.S.-led coalition in the campaign against ISIS grows more contentious by the day, even as the tempo of operations has slowed following the fight for Mosul.
In the coming year, CIVIC’s US program will be focused on seeking answers to a number of questions in an effort to understand and, where possible, help to shape the future for civilians affected by US actions in war.
An estimated 50,000 civilians remain in the city of Raqqa, paralyzed by fear of Coalition airstrikes and shelling on the ground, but prevented from escaping by Islamic State fighters.
The Trump administration’s rhetoric, before and after the election, raises questions about its commitment to protecting civilians and if its more aggressive strategy to “annihilate” ISIS has directly led to more civilian casualties.
Senior Advisor For Civic’s US Program Raniel R. Mahanty has some thoughts on US use of drones and civilan harm. Since…
As part of our expanded online presence and making our work more accessible, Center for Civilians in Conflict (CIVIC) will be posting occasional updates to our various programs. Our US program, which is helmed by Special Advisor, Daniel R. Mahanty, is the first one. We hope you find it useful as a snapshot of our work around the world to protect civilians trapped in conflict.
An Open Letter to National Security Advisor H.R. McMaster: Strengthen, Don’t Weaken, Drone Standards
Reports suggest that President Trump may be tempted to change or even rescind the 2013 Presidential Policy Guidance (PPG) issued…