The New Bureau of Conflict and Stabilization Operations at Work

Women carry an election banner in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, March 22, 2012. [State Department photo/ Public Domain]

About the Author: Kathryn Nash serves as a Foreign Affairs Officer in the Bureau of Conflict and Stabilization Operations.

On April 17, the first-ever Assistant Secretary of State for the Bureau of Conflict and Stabilization Operations (CSO), Rick Barton, will discuss how the bureau is working to prevent violent conflict and respond when crises do break out. You can join him for a live chat on the Department of State’s Facebook page from 2:00-2:30 p.m. (EDT).

The Bureau of Conflict and Stabilization Operations (CSO) helps countries and people find the road away from conflict and toward peace. Over the last two decades, the United States has found itself increasingly involved in, and affected by, weak or failed states. The interconnected nature of today’s world makes instability and conflict, even… more »