Acronyms that contain the term peace enforcement

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Women's Rights Peace Party

Governmental » Politics


National Law Enforcement Officer Memorial Fund

Community » Non-Profit Organizations


Rules Of Law Enforcement

Community » Law & Legal


Office of Drug Abuse Law Enforcement

Governmental » FBI Files


Law Enforcement Message Switch

Community » Law & Legal


Peace River, Alberta, Canada

Regional » Airport Codes


Street Narcotics Enforcement Unit

Governmental » Police


Law Enforcement Intelligence And License Approval

Miscellaneous » Unclassified


World Wall For Peace



Code Enforcement Disaster Assistance Response



Business Executive Enforcement Team

Business » International Business


World Institute for Development and Peace

Governmental » United Nations


Peace Love And Understanding Machine

Computing » Software


Our Lady of Peace Church

Community » Religion


Canadian Centres For Teaching Peace

Miscellaneous » Unclassified


Water Quality Enforcement Policy

Governmental » Environmental


Waterville Area Bridges for Peace and Justice

Community » Non-Profit Organizations


Community Oriented Drug Enforcement

Community » Law & Legal


Beat Auto Theft Through Law Enforcement

Community » Law & Legal


Cooperative Hazardous Materials Enforcement Development Program

Governmental » Transportation


Peace Journalism Option

Academic & Science » Academic Degrees


Peace Journalism Option

Miscellaneous » Journals


California Peace Officers' Memorial Foundation

Community » Non-Profit Organizations


Neighborhood-Oriented Targeted Infrastructure and Code Enforcement



Office of Law Enforcement Training

Governmental » FBI Files


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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