Conflict Prevention

Task Force Report No. 55

In the Wake of War

This Council-sponsored, independent Task Force points out that nation-building is not just a humanitarian concern, but a critical national security priority that should be on par with war-fighting and urges the United States to equalize the importance of the two. The report argues that the United States must acknowledge that “war-fighting has two important dimensions: winning the war and winning the peace.”

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Task Force Report No. 5

Managing the Taiwan Issue

This report considers a number of important trends that are shaping the Sino-American-Taiwan relationship, evaluates U.S. interests in this relationship, and arrives at a set of recommendations for the United States concerning how it should define its priorities and assert its interests with respect to this potentially volatile situation in the Taiwan Strait.

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Teaching Module

Teaching Module: Averting Crisis in Ukraine

Author: Steven Pifer

In this report, Steven Pifer examines current issues facing Ukraine, including its geostrategic relevance; the social, political, and economic relationship between Russia and Ukraine; the question of NATO membership; and the possibilities for integration into the West. Teaching notes by the author.

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Teaching Module: Toward an Angola Strategy: Prioritizing U.S.-Angola Relations

This module features teaching notes and supplemental resources for Toward an Angola Strategy: Prioritizing U.S.-Angola Relations, a report of an Independent Commission sponsored by the Council on Foreign Relations Center for Preventive Action. This report argues that it is in the interest of the United States to help develop a sustainable and lasting peace in Angola.

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Teaching Module: Bolivia on the Brink

Author: Eduardo A. Gamarra

This module features teaching notes by Florida International University professor Eduardo A. Gamarra, author of Bolivia on the Brink, along with other resources to supplement the text. In the report, Gamarra encourages the U.S. government to redirect its policy toward Bolivia to emphasize preservation of the democratic process and conflict prevention.  

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Teaching Module: Avoiding Conflict in the Horn of Africa: U.S. Policy Toward Ethiopia and Eritrea

Author: Terrence Lyons

This module features teaching notes by George Mason University professor Terrence Lyons, author of Avoiding Conflict in the Horn of Africa, along with other resources to supplement the text. In the report, Lyons presents a full picture of what is going on in the Horn of Africa and suggests what the United States needs to do to address the multiple challenges to stability.

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Transcript

Nigeria in Turmoil

Speakers: John Campbell, Bennett Freeman, and Peter M. Lewis
Presider: Carol J. Lancaster

On Sunday, an outbreak of ethnic violence in Jos, Nigeria resulted in hundreds of civilian deaths, again drawing international attention to the increasingly unstable situation in the country. Please join John Campbell, Bennett Freeman, and Peter Lewis to discuss Nigeria's political crisis, sectarian conflict, security conditions, and energy sector.

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