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From Words to Action on UN Peacekeeping Reform

From Words to Action on UN Peacekeeping Reform The UN Security Council held an Open Debate on March 28th on ‘Collective Action to Improve UN Peacekeeping Operations’. At the event, the UN Secretary-General launched his new peacekeeping reform initiative, Action for Peacekeeping, or A4P. The Open Debate was convened by the Kingdom of the Netherlands.…

US Week in Review – April 09, 2018

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 is helmed by US Program Director, Daniel R. Mahanty. We hope you find it useful as a snapshot of our work around the world…

US Week in Review – March 28, 2018

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 is helmed by US Program Director, Daniel R. Mahanty. We hope you find it useful as a snapshot of our work around the world…

US Week in Review – March 19, 2018

ON THE CONGRESSIONAL AGENDA: Wednesday, March 21 – 2:00 pm – Senate Foreign Relations Committee – Subcommittee Hearing What’s Next for Lebanon? Stability and Security Challenges Wednesday, March 21 – 2:00 pm – House Foreign Affairs Committee – Implications of a U.S.-Saudi Arabia Nuclear Cooperation Agreement for the Middle East DRONE WARFARE AND TARGETED KILLINGS…

US Week in Review – March 12, 2018

CONGRESS State Department Announces Arms Sale to Gulf States: Following the decision by Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman Bob Corker (R-TN) to once again allow arms sales to Gulf states following a regional dispute with Qatar, the State Department announced on Thursday that it has submitted two proposed sales to Congress. The first sale, which…

CIVIC Releases Joint Statement on Reported Changes to US Policy on Use of Armed Drones and Other Lethal Force

NGO Statement on Reported Changes to US Policy on Use of Armed Drones and Other Lethal Force We, the undersigned non-governmental organizations, are deeply concerned about the reported changes to the United States’ policy on the use of lethal force overseas, including through armed drones. According to news reports, in October 2017, President Donald Trump authorized…