Acronyms that contain the term peace enforcement

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Religion Of Peace

Community » Religion


Selective Traffic Enforcement Program

Governmental » Police


Alcohol Law Enforcement

Community » Law & Legal


Orthodox Peace Fellowship

Community » Religion


Team Approach Regarding Gang Enforcement Techniques

Governmental » Police


Veterans For Peace, Inc.

Community » Non-Profit Organizations


Enforcement and Compliance History Online

Miscellaneous » Unclassified


Oklahoma Code Enforcement Association

Miscellaneous » Unclassified


International Peace Monitoring Team

Miscellaneous » Unclassified


Quaker Peace Education Project

Miscellaneous » Unclassified


Certified Law Enforcement Executive

Miscellaneous » Unclassified


Child Support Enforcement

Governmental » Police


Law Enforcement Intelligence Units

Miscellaneous » Unclassified


Peace Officers' Memorial Foundation

Miscellaneous » Unclassified


California Law Enforcement Telecommunication System

Miscellaneous » Unclassified


NUST Campus Dialogue Peace Project

Miscellaneous » Unclassified


Interagency Trade Enforcement Center

Miscellaneous » Unclassified


Brighton Peace and Environment Centre

Miscellaneous » Unclassified


Alaska Peace Officers Association

Regional » Alaska


Peace Region Economic Development Alliance

Miscellaneous » Unclassified


Kentucky Vehicle Enforcement

Miscellaneous » Unclassified


Nepal Peace Trust Fund

Miscellaneous » Unclassified


Human Development Peace Commission

Miscellaneous » Unclassified


Securitisation and Reconstruction of Financial Assets and Enforcement of Security Interests

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Our Lady 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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