Acronyms that contain the term peace enforcement

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World Peace Builders



International Law Enforcement

Community » Law


California Law Enforcement Association

Governmental » Police


Highway Enforcement Of Aggressive Traffic

Miscellaneous » Unclassified


Women Waging Peace

Miscellaneous » Unclassified


Justice of the Peace



Princeton Peace Network

Miscellaneous » Unclassified


Peace Operations Summer Institute

Community » Non-Profit Organizations


Enforcement of Laws and Treaties

Governmental » Transportation


Serenity, Tranquility, and Peace



Community Oriented Police Enforcement

Community » Law


Coordination Of Probation Enforcement

Community » Law


Tobacco Age of Sale Enforcement

Community » Law


Help Increase The Peace Project

Community » Non-Profit Organizations


Office of Justice and Peace

Governmental » State & Local


Safety Magic In Law Enforcement

Community » Law


Traffic Enforcement Decoy

Community » Law


Peace, Love, Freedom

Community » Music


Community Narcotics Enforcement Team

Community » Law


Keepers Of the Peace

Governmental » US Government


Code Enforcement Outreach Program

Governmental » State & Local


Strategic Traffic Enforcement Program

Community » Law


Law Enforcement Automated Database Search

Community » Law


Ocean Peace Keeping

Governmental » Military


Advanced Law Enforcement Response Technology

Community » Law


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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