Acronyms that contain the term peace enforcement

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PC

Peace Corps

Governmental » US Government

   
PA

Peace Action

Community » Non-Profit Organizations

   
POP

Prince Of Peace

Community » Religion

   
EB

Enforcement Bureau

Community » Law

   
CSE

Office of Child Support Enforcement

Governmental » US Government

   
LEA

Law Enforcement Agency

Community » Law

   
VFP

Veterans For Peace

Community » Non-Profit Organizations

   
JP

Justice And Peace

Community » Law

   
IPB

International Peace Bureau

Community » Non-Profit Organizations

   
POST

Peace Officers Standards and Training

Community » Law

   
PT

Peace Time

Governmental » Military

   
JP

Justice of the Peace

Business » Occupation & Positions

   
BEA

Budget Enforcement Act

Governmental » US Government

   
WCRP

World Conference on Religion and Peace

Community » Religion

   
WCRP

World Conference on Religion and Peace

Community » Conferences

   
PNP

Peace aNd Protection

Governmental » Military

   
PP

Peace Party

Governmental » Politics

   
LEA

Local Enforcement Agencies

Governmental » State & Local

   
VFP

Volunteers For Peace

Community » Non-Profit Organizations

   
PSO

Peace Support Operation

Governmental » Military

   
WFP

Witness For Peace

Community » Non-Profit Organizations

   
WFP

Witness For Peace

Community » Religion

   
LEC

Law Enforcement Center

Community » Law

   
DTP

Disturbing The Peace

Community » Law

   
FPU

Financial Peace University

Academic & Science » Colleges & Universities

   

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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