Mass Violence and Atrocities | Discussion Takeaways

Allies Against Atrocities

Lee Feinstein and Tod Lindberg | May 2016


The Imperative for Transatlantic Cooperation to Prevent and Stop Mass Killings

As recent crises have highlighted, the international community is in urgent need of successful cooperative strategies to prevent and halt mass atrocities. The right starting point for cooperation is between like-minded, politically influential, and militarily capable allies who share the view that preventing atrocities is a core national security interest and a core moral responsibility.

This policy brief explores current capabilities and gaps of key national and institutional actors to prevent and respond to atrocities. It is written by Lee Feinstein, dean of Indiana University’s School of Global and International Studies and former US Ambassador to Poland; and Tod Lindberg, research fellow at Stanford University’s Hoover Institution.