‘We don’t want to own a problem; we want to catalyze the solution’

Rick Barton

Ambassador Rick Barton, Ass. Sec for Conflict Stabilization Operations (CSO) defines his work as the ‘toughest and most rewarding work on earth’, admitting that the greatest satisfaction comes from the impact seen in the lives of those encountered in various countries. In the following interview, Ambassador Barton speaks exclusively with IDGA on the role CSO plays in conflict prevention and stabilization, how CSO influences peacekeeping in key regions (including Burma, Kenya, Syria...
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