Acronyms that contain the term peace enforcement

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CEPI

Code Enforcement Professionals of Idaho

Miscellaneous » Unclassified

   
HSP

Health Smile Peace

Miscellaneous » Unclassified

   
ICE

International Customs Enforcement

Miscellaneous » Unclassified

   
SPS

Science for Peace and Security

Miscellaneous » Unclassified

   
MEPI

Middle East Peace Initiative

Miscellaneous » Unclassified

   
GCP

Guidance Centre For Peace

Miscellaneous » Unclassified

   
PEST

Photo Enforcement Safety Tip

Miscellaneous » Unclassified

   
MEPD

Middle East Peace and Development

Miscellaneous » Unclassified

   
PRIS

Peace Region Internet Society

Miscellaneous » Unclassified

   
OLPC

One Love Peace Concert

Miscellaneous » Unclassified

   
PLP

Peace Love Prosperity

Miscellaneous » Unclassified

   
SAPN

South African Peace Network

Miscellaneous » Unclassified

   
TECS

Treasury Enforcement Communications System

Miscellaneous » Unclassified

   
TECS

The Enforcement Communications System

Miscellaneous » Unclassified

   
KOTP

Keepers of the Peace

Miscellaneous » Unclassified

   
WARP

Weave a Real Peace

Miscellaneous » Unclassified

   
CLEAR

Council on Licensure Enforcement and Regulation

Miscellaneous » Unclassified

   
LEARN

Law Enforcement Archival and Reporting Network

Miscellaneous » Unclassified

   
UPF

Universal Peace Federation

Miscellaneous » Unclassified

   
LESB

Law Enforcement Standards Board

Miscellaneous » Unclassified

   
CWPO

Children's World Peace Organization

Miscellaneous » Unclassified

   
PHAT

Peace Honor and Truth

Miscellaneous » Unclassified

   
BPN

Black Peace Now

Miscellaneous » Unclassified

   
POAB

Peace Officers Annuity and Benefit

Miscellaneous » Unclassified

   
BOP

Bubble of Peace

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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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