Acronyms that contain the term peace enforcement
What does peace enforcement mean? This page is about the various possible meanings of the acronym, abbreviation, shorthand or slang term: peace enforcement.
We've found a total of 1,014 shorthands for peace enforcement:
Combined Law Enforcement Associations of Texas
Law Enforcement Aptitude Battery
Indian Ocean Peace Zone
Peace Research Institute Frankfurt
Prince of Peace Movement
Darfur Community Peace And Stability Fund
Law Enforcement Death Response
South Asia Wildlife Enforcement Network
Law Enforcement Officer
Law Enforcement Against Prohibition
Federal Law Enforcement Officer
Florida Department of Law Enforcement
Talk To You Later, Peace!
Swiss Institute for Peace and Energy Research
Justice of the Peace
Freak Out Peace Out
Peace Corps Volunteer
National Peace Corps Association
World Peace and Prayer Day
World Peace and Prayer Day
Advanced Civil Speed Enforcement System
Center for Peace and Conflict Studies
Minorities In Law Enforcement
Parental Abduction Recovery Enforcement and Network Training
Idaho Law Enforcement Telecommunication System
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.