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Under Secretary for Civilian Security, Democracy, and Human Rights

Bureau of Conflict and Stabilization Operations

Our Mission

CSO’s mission is to anticipate, prevent, and respond to conflict that undermines U.S. national interests. The bureau implements this mission in two complementary ways: through data-driven analysis and forward deploying stabilization advisors to conflict zones. The objective is to inform U.S. strategy, policy, and programs on conflict prevention and stabilization.

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