Acronyms that contain the term peace enforcement

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OLP

Our Lady of Peace

Miscellaneous » Unclassified

   
SPME

Scholars for Peace in the Middle East

Miscellaneous » Unclassified

   
IFAPA

Inter Faith Action for Peace in Africa

Miscellaneous » Unclassified

   
TOPF

Treaty of Peace and Friendship

Miscellaneous » Unclassified

   
GPPD

Global Partners in Peace and Development

Miscellaneous » Unclassified

   
NOBLE

National Organization of Black Law Enforcement

Miscellaneous » Unclassified

   
CPOA

California Peace Officers Association

Miscellaneous » Unclassified

   
PJW

Peace and Justice Works

Miscellaneous » Unclassified

   
POHC

Peace of Heart Choir

Miscellaneous » Unclassified

   
P

Peace

Community » Religion

   
PC

Peace Corps

Governmental » US Government

   
PA

Peace Action

Community » Non-Profit Organizations

   
POP

Prince Of Peace

Community » Religion

   
EB

Enforcement Bureau

Community » Law & Legal

   
CSE

Office of Child Support Enforcement

Governmental » US Government

   
LEA

Law Enforcement Agency

Community » Law & Legal

   
VFP

Veterans For Peace

Community » Non-Profit Organizations

   
JP

Justice And Peace

Community » Law & Legal

   
IPB

International Peace Bureau

Community » Non-Profit Organizations

   
POST

Peace Officers Standards and Training

Community » Law & Legal

   
PT

Peace Time

Governmental » Military

   
JP

Justice of the Peace

Business » Occupation & Positions

   
BEA

Budget Enforcement Act

Governmental » US Government

   
WCRP

World Conference on Religion and Peace

Community » Religion

   
WCRP

World Conference on Religion and Peace

Community » Conferences

   

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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