Conflict Prevention

Primary Sources

Geneva Statement on Ukraine

Foreign ministers from the United States, the European Union, Ukraine, and Russia released a joint statement on April 17, 2014, outlining steps to reduce tensions in Ukraine after President Viktor Yanukovich was ousted and Russia annexed Crimea. The foreign ministers charge Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) with enforcing the agreement. Secretary of State John Kerry and EU High Representative Catherine Ashton held a press conference to discuss the agreement.

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Primary Sources

Kellogg-Briand Pact

This multilateral agreement, also known as the Pact of Paris, was pushed forward by French Foreign Minister Aristide Briand and United States Secretary of State Frank B. Kellogg. Created in the wake of World War I, this agreement stipulated that signatories would renounce war as an instrument of national policy. It entered into force on January 17, 1929.

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Research Links

Conflict Prevention Resources

Center for Preventive Action's conflict prevention resources include the Preventive Priorities Survey series, the Global Conflict Tracker, and an index of publicly available watchlists and datasets. The index of watchlists is organized by dependent variable (conflict and instability; governance; respect for human rights; economic fragility) and like the Preventive Priorities Survey, will be updated periodically to reflect the recalibration of existing online lists, the release of new data, and the completion of future Preventive Priorities Surveys.

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