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Preventive Priorities Survey: 2013


Publisher: Council on Foreign Relations
Release Date: December 20, 2012

The Center for Preventive Action’s annual Preventive Priorities Survey (PPS) evaluates ongoing and potential violent conflicts based on the impact they could have on U.S. interests and their likelihood of occurring in the coming year. Policymakers have limited time and resources for preventive action and thus have to focus on a select number of potentially harmful contingencies from a myriad of possibilities. The PPS polls experts in the field and aims to help the U.S. policy community prioritize these competing conflict prevention and mitigation demands. Click on the map below to see the contingencies associated with each country:

Threat Matrix

The Threat Matrix organizes contingencies based on their impact level and likelihood. Click on a matrix cell or tier ranking to view the relevant contingencies. Move your mouse over a category heading to view its definition.

Impact on U.S Interests
Likelihood
  High Moderate Low
Likely
Plausible
Unlikely
Tier I Tier II Tier III
     
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Contingencies

Contingencies selected on the Threat Matrix appear below:

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    The Council on Foreign Relations acknowledges Carnegie Corporation of New York for its generous support of the Preventive Priorities Survey.

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