Annie Shiel

Guest Author

Annie Shiel (@annieshiel) is the US Advocacy Director with the Center for Civilians in Conflict (CIVIC), where she leads CIVIC’s work engaging with U.S. policymakers, lawmakers, and advocates to enhance the protection of civilians in conflict and promote accountability and amends for civilian harm. Prior to joining CIVIC, Annie worked as a Research Program Manager at Stanford University, where she led research on civilian harm and humanitarian response. Annie also spent three years at the State Department, where she worked on human rights, civilian protection, and security sector reform as a founding member of the Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor (DRL) Office of Security and Human Rights. Annie holds a Master’s Degree in International Policy from Stanford University and a BA in International Development from McGill University. She is also a Truman National Security Fellow. She is also on LinkedIn.

Articles by this author:

For Another Year, DoD Fails to Make Condolence Payments to Civilian Harm Victims

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May 7th, 2024

Law and Policy Guide to US Arms Transfers to Israel

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Nov 8th, 2023

US Lethal Strikes Program Continues to Violate Int’l Human Rights Law

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Oct 27th, 2023

Pentagon Investigation into Syria Strike: A Litmus Test for Civilian Harm Response

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Jun 23rd, 2023

How the FY23 NDAA Can Strengthen U.S. Efforts to Prevent and Respond to Civilian Harm (Part I)


Aug 25th, 2022

Congressional Action on Civilian Harm Resulting from U.S. Military Operations: Part I

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Apr 28th, 2022

DoD Can’t Move Forward on Civilian Casualties Without Looking Back

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Apr 19th, 2022

Insight Into Biden’s Counterterrorism Thinking Suggests More of the Same

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Oct 18th, 2021

A Legacy of Unrecognized Harm: DoD’s 2020 Civilian Casualties Report 

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Jun 7th, 2021

At 100 Days, Grading Biden’s Progress Toward a More Responsible US Arms Trade Policy

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Apr 28th, 2021

Toward A More Responsible US Arms Trade Policy: Recommendations for the Biden-Harris Administration

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Jan 19th, 2021

Anticipating the Human Costs of Great Power Conflict

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Nov 9th, 2020

Toward a New Approach to National and Human Security: End Endless War

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Sep 11th, 2020

DOD’s New Ex Gratia Policy: What’s Right, What’s Wrong, and What’s Next


Jul 10th, 2020

Here’s What the New DoD Policy on Civilian Harm Should Include

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May 8th, 2020