Acronyms that contain the term peace enforcement

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'Institute for Development, Democracy and Peace'

International » Guatemalan


A Cry For Peace



Academy of Our Lady of Peace

Miscellaneous » Unclassified


Adore Christ For Peace

Community » Religion


Adult Singles At Peace

Internet » Chat


Advance Diploma in Law Enforcement Administration

Miscellaneous » Unclassified


Advanced Civil Speed Enforcement System

Community » Law & Legal


Advanced Generation of Interoperability for Law Enforcement

Miscellaneous » Unclassified


Advanced Law Enforcement Response Technology

Community » Law & Legal


Africa Peace Education Program

Regional » African


African Union Peace and Security Council

Miscellaneous » Unclassified


Alaska Peace Officers Association

Regional » Alaska


Alberta Law Enforcement Response Teams

Miscellaneous » Unclassified


Alcohol Law Enforcement

Community » Law & Legal


Aldermaston Womens Peace Campaign

Miscellaneous » Unclassified


AM-1600, Queen of Peace Radio, Atlantic Beach, Florida

Community » Radio Stations


American Committee for Peace in Chechnya

Community » Non-Profit Organizations


American Committee for Peace in the Caucasus

Miscellaneous » Unclassified


American Peace Network

Miscellaneous » Unclassified


Americans for Peace Now

Miscellaneous » Unclassified


Analysis Product Promotion Legislation and Enforcement

Governmental » US Government


Anthro Green Peace

Miscellaneous » Unclassified


Anti-Virus Policy Enforcement

Computing » Security


Application of the Behavioral Sciences to the Strategies of Peace

Community » Conferences


Approved Enforcement Agency

Governmental » Police


What does peace enforcement mean?

Peace enforcement
Peace enforcement is a practice of ensuring peace in an area or region. Part of a three-part scale between peacekeeping and peacemaking, it is sometimes considered to be the midpoint. Peace enforcement is different from peacemaking where options, possibly including force, are used to bring conflicting parties to negotiations. While it is an approach to maintaining an existing peace, and can thus only be done by an outside party which is recognized as neutral, this is differentiated from peacekeeping largely in the level of force the outside group is willing to use in response to violations of the established peace. The difference between peace enforcement and peacekeeping: Peacekeeping, a role the U.N. has played over the years, is relatively straightforward and, despite its difficulties, comparatively easy. Peacekeeping involves monitoring and enforcing a cease-fire agreed to by two or more former combatants. It proceeds in an atmosphere where peace exists and where the former combatants minimally prefer peace to continued war. Peace-enforcement, as it is used by the Joint Staff, entails the physical interposition of armed forces to separate ongoing combatants to create a cease-fire that does not exist. Boutros-Ghali, on the other hand, uses the term to refer to actions to keep a cease-fire from being violated or to reinstate a failed cease-fire. It is a subtle difference, but it does imply the existence of some will for peace. The American version more realistically portrays another, far more difficult matter. By definition, in a situation for which peace-enforcement is a potentially appropriate response, war and not peace describes the situation, and one or more of the combatants prefer it that way. This means that, unlike peacekeepers, peace enforcers are often not welcomed by one or either side. Rather, they are active fighters who must impose a cease-fire that is opposed by one or both combatants; in the process, the neutrality that distinguishes peacekeepers will most likely be lost.

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