Acronyms that contain the term peace enforcement

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Peace Development Fund

Community » Non-Profit Organizations


Peace Is Patriotic

Governmental » US Government


American Committee for Peace in Chechnya

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Gang Enforcement Team

Governmental » Police


Peace Be Upon

Community » Religion


Office of Export Enforcement

Business » International Business


Law Enforcement Only

Community » Law


Uniting For Peace

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Love And Peace Dude

Internet » Chat


Tripartite Industrial Peace Council

Governmental » Politics


Export Enforcement

Business » International Business


Office of Child Support Enforcement

Governmental » US Government


Indochina Peace Campaign

Governmental » Politics


Correctional Peace Officer

Governmental » Police


Interns For Peace

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Automated Speed Enforcement

Governmental » Transportation


Rules Enforcement Level

Miscellaneous » Gaming


Jewish Peace Fellowship

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National Peace Foundation

Governmental » Politics


Our Lady of Peace Church

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Student Peace Union

Academic & Science » Colleges & Universities


Mining Enforcement And Safety Administration

Governmental » US Government


Domain Type Enforcement

Computing » Networking


Dance In Peace

Miscellaneous » Unclassified


Peace, Happiness, and Prosperity

Community » Religion


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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