Conflict Prevention

News Release

New CFR Report Calls for Strengthening Global Architecture to Prevent Deadly Conflict

With the U.S. military overstretched and Washington facing acute fiscal pressures, the United States must nurture effective international partnerships to help prevent and manage violent conflicts that threaten U.S. interests, concludes a new Council Special Report from the Center for Preventive Action.

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Council Special Report No. 62

Partners in Preventive Action

Authors: Paul B. Stares and Micah Zenko

In this globalized world, countries will need to cooperate on policies that extend across borders to address issues that affect them all, including conflict prevention and peacemaking. The authors of this report assess the strengths and weaknesses of international institutions and provide a set of practical recommendations for how the United States can strengthen the global architecture for preventive action by partnering with those organizations.

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Interview

Stabilizing Karachi

Mosharraf Zaidi interviewed by Jayshree Bajoria

As ethno-political violence continues in Pakistan's financial capital, Pakistani analyst Mosharraf Zaidi says the city needs a more effective police force and judicial system, which in turn will engender investor confidence globally.

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Interview

Ending Ivory Coast's Stand-Off

Jendayi Frazer interviewed by Aimee Rawlins

Conflict in Ivory Coast appears to be nearing a head, with internationally recognized presidential winner Alassane Ouattara poised to triumph. But CFR's Jendayi Frazer notes that inaction by the Security Council is "hypocrisy," particularly in light of its stance on Libya.

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