Acronyms that contain the term peace enforcement

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ALE

Alcohol Law Enforcement

Community » Law

   
OPF

Orthodox Peace Fellowship

Community » Religion

   
TARGET

Team Approach Regarding Gang Enforcement Techniques

Governmental » Police

   
VFPI

Veterans For Peace, Inc.

Community » Non-Profit Organizations

   
ECHO

Enforcement and Compliance History Online

Miscellaneous » Unclassified

   
OCEA

Oklahoma Code Enforcement Association

Miscellaneous » Unclassified

   
IPMT

International Peace Monitoring Team

Miscellaneous » Unclassified

   
QPEP

Quaker Peace Education Project

Miscellaneous » Unclassified

   
CLEE

Certified Law Enforcement Executive

Miscellaneous » Unclassified

   
CSE

Child Support Enforcement

Governmental » Police

   
LEIU

Law Enforcement Intelligence Units

Miscellaneous » Unclassified

   
POMF

Peace Officers' Memorial Foundation

Miscellaneous » Unclassified

   
CLETS

California Law Enforcement Telecommunication System

Miscellaneous » Unclassified

   
NCDPP

NUST Campus Dialogue Peace Project

Miscellaneous » Unclassified

   
ITEC

Interagency Trade Enforcement Center

Miscellaneous » Unclassified

   
BPEC

Brighton Peace and Environment Centre

Miscellaneous » Unclassified

   
APOA

Alaska Peace Officers Association

Regional » Alaska

   
PREDA

Peace Region Economic Development Alliance

Miscellaneous » Unclassified

   
KVE

Kentucky Vehicle Enforcement

Miscellaneous » Unclassified

   
NPTF

Nepal Peace Trust Fund

Miscellaneous » Unclassified

   
HDPC

Human Development Peace Commission

Miscellaneous » Unclassified

   
SARFAESI

Securitisation and Reconstruction of Financial Assets and Enforcement of Security Interests

Miscellaneous » Unclassified

   
OLP

Our Lady of Peace

Miscellaneous » Unclassified

   
SPME

Scholars for Peace in the Middle East

Miscellaneous » Unclassified

   
IFAPA

Inter Faith Action for Peace in Africa

Miscellaneous » Unclassified

   

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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