Peace Briefing: Conflict Dynamics & Conflict Resolution

This briefing sheet outlines conflict dynamics and conflict resolution as described by Ramsbotham, Miall, and Woodhouse (2011) in their book Contemporary conflict resolution: the prevention, management and transformation of deadly conflicts. “A schematic lifecycle of conflict sees a progression from peaceful social change, to conflict formation, to violent conflict, and then to conflict transformation and … Read more

Ensayo ‘Un-contest’ sobre una política exterior feminista

[Ya no estamos aceptando envíos. Gracias por todos los que han contribuido.] War Prevention Initiative (WPI, por sus siglas en inglés) está buscando presentaciones para un ensayo “un-contest” sobre una política exterior feminista. En War Prevention Initiative, centramos nuestro análisis en el desafío al militarismo y la suposición de que el uso de la violencia, … Read more

Special Issue Launch Event

Launch Event on Nonviolent Approaches to Security

We are happy to announce the September 29, 2022 launch event for the Special Issue collaboration of our Peace Science Digest together with Nonviolent Peaceforce What Do Safety & Security Mean to You?Nonviolent Approaches to Security: Perspectives from Communities Around the World * * * Sign up here: https://us06web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZwuduyvrjwrHNHRpAVGMSiuepOCc67buhki Sep 29, 2022 09:00 AM in Central … Read more

A New Look for the War Prevention Initiative

To our community: After more than a decade of working toward our vision, it become clear to us that our organic organizational growth and strategic planning took place without considering our visual identity. To address this, we took steps to reimagine our outward face by creating a new website and logo. As you can see … Read more

Essay ‘Un-contest’ on a Feminist Foreign Policy

The War Prevention Initiative (WPI) is seeking submissions for an essay un-contest on a feminist foreign policy.
We want to challenge ourselves and potential contributors to ask: What does your feminist foreign policy look like?

War Prevention Initiative: “Nonviolent alternatives must be pursued in Ukraine to deescalate war.”

February 25, 2022; Contact: Kelsey Coolidge; kelsey@jubitz.org War Prevention Initiative: “Nonviolent alternatives must be pursued in Ukraine to deescalate war.” PORTLAND, OR The War Prevention Initiative is deeply distraught and condemns the Russian military invasion of Ukraine. This situation is complex, evolving, and much is still unknown. We echo the sentiment of our friends and … Read more

Diplomacy and De-escalation is the Real Solution to Solve the Ukrainian Crisis

February 20, 2022; Contact: Patrick Hiller; patrick@jubitz.org  War Prevention Initiative: “Diplomacy and De-escalation is the Real Solution to Solve the Ukrainian Crisis” PORTLAND, OR The Russian military buildup and maneuvers around Ukraine and the simultaneous U.S. and NATO militarized responses by sending troops and military hardware to the region are worrisome. The possibility of war … Read more

Happy New Year from the War Prevention Initiative and Peace Science Digest

January 3, 2022  Dear Friends, A little over ten years ago, we set out on an experiment to advance our bold peace agenda guided by a vision to prevent all war. Our strategy to shift the world collectively from war to peace are met by profound challenges posed by overwhelmingly militaristic and racists approaches in … Read more

“There is no military solution.” Time to get real about it.

by Patrick T. Hiller “There is no military solution to the conflict.” That was the conclusion reached by the Biden administration earlier this year, which set into motion the plans for the withdrawal of all U.S. troops from Afghanistan by the end of August. Nearing the termination of this process, in a few short days we witnessed the … Read more

120 Organizations Worldwide Call for a Moment of Silence at the Olympics

We are proud to join with 120 organizations across the world and call on @iocmedia to remember the inhumane use of nuclear weapons against the people of Hiroshima on it’s 76th anniversary this August 6th. A moment of #OlympicSilence is the least we can do. https://beyondthebomb.org/campaigns/ioc/  See the press release: https://beyondthebomb.org/120-groups-join-in-call-for-olympic-moment-of-silence/  

Repeal of 2002 Authorization for Use of Military Force (AUMF) in Iraq. More can be done to end forever wars and achieve authentic security

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   Monday, June 21, 2021 Contact: Kelsey Coolidge; kelsey@jubitz.org    War Prevention Initiative: “Repeal of 2002 Authorization for Use of Military Force (AUMF) in Iraq. More can be done to end forever wars and achieve authentic security.” PORTLAND, OR – The U.S. House of Representatives voted in a bipartisan fashion to repeal … Read more