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Preventing Violent Conflict

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We are changing U.S. foreign policy from one that is overly militarized to one that prevents, mitigates, and transforms violent conflict. We focus on peacefully preventing and ending violent conflict and reforming U.S. counterterrorism policy. By building support in Congress and the administration, we are increasing civilian capacities through the State Department and USAID to address violent conflict and extremism.


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  1. Background Global Fragility Act  

    H.R.2116, S.727

    World-wide levels of violence are at a 25-year peak, undercutting stability, reversing development gains, and spurring a global migration crisis not seen since World War II. Violence has surpassed natural disasters as the main driver behind forced displacement.

  2. Background Invest in Conflict Prevention 

    The world is considerably less peaceful today than a decade ago. Recurring wars around the world show we cannot wait until a crisis escalates to respond. Failing to address brewing conflicts early puts greater demand on the United States to pursue costly military interventions later on. Congress should take a proactive approach towards prevention by investing in U.S. capacity to prevent violence.

  3. Background Support the Complex Crises Fund 

    Rapid Response Funding to Prevent Violent Conflict

    The Complex Crises Fund (CCF) enables the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) to prevent and respond to emerging or unforeseen crises and conflicts.

  4. A Necessary Good

    U.S. Leadership on Preventing Mass Atrocities

    Read the Full Report

More on Peacebuilding

Update Holding the U.S. Government Accountable in Preventing and Responding to Mass Atrocities 

The White House submitted its first annual report to Congress as mandated by the Elie Wiesel Genocide and Atrocity Prevention Act. The report details actions taken by the administration to “prevent, mitigate, and respond to mass atrocities.”

Statement Stop all Construction of Settlements in Occupied Palestinian Territory 

The Friends Committee on National Legislation repudiates the statement by Secretary of State Mike Pompeo that the United States government regards all Israeli settlements in occupied Palestinian territory as legal. FCNL supports the right of Israelis and Palestinians to self-determination and security in their own homeland.

Update Building the Movement for a New Peaceful Foreign Policy  

Annual Meeting 2019

FCNL's senior strategist and legislative director for foreign policy, Diana Ohlbaum, delivered this address at Annual Meeting 2019.

Update A Day When Way Opened 

Reflections on the 30th Anniversary of the Fall of the Berlin Wall

On Nov. 9, 1989, something that had been permanent evaporated—and the impossible suddenly, stunningly, became real.

Update FCNL’s Shukria Dellawar Tells Congress Why It Should Pass the Afghan WIN Act 

On Oct. 23, FCNL’s legislative representative for the prevention of violent conflict, Shukria Dellawar, spoke at a congressional briefing titled, “Afghanistan: Giving Women a Seat at the Table.”

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